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domestic

adjective  /dəˈmes·tɪk/ us  

domestic adjective (OF HOME)

relating to the home, house, or family: I’ve never been fond of domestic chores like cooking and cleaning.

domestic adjective (OF COUNTRY)

politics & government relating to a person’s own country: The president’s domestic policy has been more successful than his foreign policy.

domestic

noun [C]  /dəˈmes·tɪk/ dated us  

domestic noun [C] (WORKER)

someone paid to help with work that needs to be done in a house, such as cleaning and washing clothes
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