domestic
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus Date: 15th century 1. a. living near or about human habitations b. tame, domesticated <
the domestic cat
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2. of, relating to, or originating within a country and especially one's own country <
domestic politics
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<
domestic wines
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3. of or relating to the household or the family <
domestic chores
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<
domestic happiness
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4. devoted to home duties and pleasures <
leading a quietly domestic life
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5. indigenousdomestically adverb II. noun Date: 1613 1. a household servant 2. an article of domestic manufacture — usually used in plural

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