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Adjective: domestic  du'mes-tik
  1. Of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
    "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction";
    - inland
  2. Of or relating to the home
    "domestic servant"; "domestic science"
  3. Of or involving the home or family
    "domestic worries"; "domestic happiness"; "they share the domestic chores"; "everything sounded very peaceful and domestic"; "an author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste"
  4. Converted or adapted to domestic use
    "domestic animals";
    - domesticated
  5. Produced in a particular country
    "domestic wine"; "domestic oil"
Noun: domestic  du'mes-tik
  1. A servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
    - domestic help, house servant
  2. [Brit, informal] A domestic dispute, esp. involving a loud argument or violence

Derived forms: domestics

See also: domesticated, domesticity, home, home-loving, home-style, housewifely, husbandly, interior, internal, municipal, national, native, tame, tamed

Type of: retainer, servant

Antonym: foreign, undomestic

Encyclopedia: Domestic, Light and Cold