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domestic
as in:  the domestic market


The deparment is responsible for studying all the domestic species of animals and plants.
  relating to a home country

or (much more rarely,): relating to a geographic area that is smaller than a country
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Strongly Associated with:   domesticated
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Memory aid:  It may help you to remember the different senses of domestic and to understand the phrases it is used in if you remember that domestic references home.
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  • The deparment is responsible for studying all the domestic species of animals and plants.
  • She tracks domestic oil production.
  • I am more concerned with domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction.
  • Governor William Wyatt Bibb, with a view to promoting the domestic tranquillity of the new county, sent out a team of surveyors to locate its exact center and there establish its seat of government:
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • Business was excellent when Governor William Wyatt Bibb, with a view to promoting the newly created county’s domestic tranquility, dispatched a team of surveyors to locate its exact center and there establish its seat of government.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • ...Duncan is in his grave;
    After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well;
    Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison,
    Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing,
    Can touch him further.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us,
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • "That I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic," he said.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
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Associated words [difficulty]:   domestic [2] , domesticated [4]
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