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domestic

do·mes·tic

domestic

 
 
pronunciation:
d me stihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with the home or family.
On the weekends, I do domestic chores.Acts of domestic violence are crimes.
 
similar words:
residential
definition 2: from the country where you live.
He buys domestic cars, not foreign cars.
antonyms:
foreign, international
similar words:
national
derivation: domestically (adv.)
Word History
Domestic comes from domus, the Latin word for "house." It was first used to mean "of one's own country" in 1545. The English word dome also comes from domus.
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Word Parts
The word domestic contains the following parts:
dom2 Latin root that means house
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.