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adjective     domestic pronunciation in British English
/dəˈmestɪk/
  1. 1
    [usually before noun] relating to people’s homes and family life

    a cosy domestic scene

    domestic chores

    a programme that gives some insight into the domestic life of the Victorians

    1. a.
      [only before noun] used in or designed for the home

      domestic appliances such as freezers and dishwashers

  2. 2
    relating to the country being talked about, and not other countries

    domestic politics

    The domestic economy showed no improvement.

    You go to the same terminal for domestic and international flights.

  3. 4
    a domestic animal is one that is kept as a pet or on a farm

    the habits of the domestic cat

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