[ hous-treyn ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌtreɪn /
verb (used with object) British.
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Origin of house-train
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for house-train
(tr) British to train (pets) to urinate and defecate outside the house or in a special place, such as a litter tray
Derived Formshouse-trained, adjective
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