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do·mes·tic

domestic

 
 
pronunciation:
d me stihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or related to the home or family.
After work, he enjoys a nice, quiet domestic life.
 
synonyms:
household
similar words:
home, residential
definition 2: living with and serving humans instead of living in the wild.
Cows are domestic animals.
synonyms:
tame
antonyms:
wild
similar words:
gentle
definition 3: of the country one is in; not imported.
He prefers domestic cars.
synonyms:
indigenous
antonyms:
alien, foreign, imported, international
similar words:
internal, national
derivation: domestically (adv.)
Word History
Domestic comes from domus, the Latin word for "house." It was first used to mean "of one's own country" in 1545. The English word dome also comes from domus.
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