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domestic

adjective

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1 of or relating to a household or family
  • the surest way to maintain domestic peace and harmony is to have everyone pitch in on chores

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2 changed from the wild state so as to become useful and obedient to humans
  • domestic animals in a barnyard

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3 belonging to a particular place by birth or origin
  • the domestic bird population has been virtually wiped out by the brown tree snake

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domestic

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of domestic (Entry 2 of 2)

a person hired to perform household or personal services
  • working as a team, the couple hired themselves out as domestics for wealthy homeowners

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The first known use of domestic was in the 15th century

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“Domestic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/domestic. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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