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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of housebreak.
  • adj. Trained to have excretory habits that are appropriate for indoor living: a fully housebroken dog.
  • adj. Trained to be docile or compliant.

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  • adj. Of animals: trained to avoid urinating or defecating in the house, except within a litterbox, toilet, or other receptacle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. trained to urinate and defecate outside or in a special place, such as a litter box.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of pets) trained to urinate and defecate outside or in a special place

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  • "Trained to have excretory habits that are appropriate for indoor living." - American Heritage Dictionary

    March 22, 2011