domestic


domestic
I UK [dəˈmestɪk] / US adjective ***
1)
a) [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

b) [only before noun] used in or designed for the home

domestic appliances such as freezers and dishwashers

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) enjoying activities relating to your home and family, for example cooking and looking after children
4) a domestic animal is one that is kept as a pet or on a farm

the habits of the domestic cat


II UK [dəˈmestɪk] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "domestic":
singular domestic plural domestics
1) British informal an argument or violence between people who live together. This word is used especially by the police as an informal word for domestic violence.
2) old-fashioned someone whose job is to cook and clean in a large house etc

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