housebroken

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adjective house·bro·ken \ˈhau̇s-ˌbrō-kən\

Definition of housebroken

  1. 1 :  trained to excretory habits acceptable in indoor living —used of a household pet

  2. 2 :  made tractable or polite

1885

First Known Use of housebroken

1885


HOUSEBROKEN Defined for English Language Learners

housebroken

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adjective house·bro·ken \ˈhau̇s-ˌbrō-kən\

Definition of housebroken for English Language Learners

  • of an animal : trained to urinate or defecate outside the home or in an acceptable place indoors


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housebroken

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adjective house·bro·ken \-ˌbrō-kən\

Medical Definition of housebroken

  1. :  trained to excretory habits acceptable in indoor living—used of a household pet



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