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self–contained

adjective self–con·tained \-kən-ˈtānd\

: not requiring help or support from anyone or anything else : complete by itself

: tending to keep thoughts and feelings private and to deal with things without help from other people

: having a kitchen and bathroom

Full Definition of SELF-CONTAINED

1
a :  complete in itself :  independent <a self–contained machine> <a self–contained program of study>
b :  built-in <a lectern with a self–contained light fixture>
2
a :  showing self-control
b :  formal and reserved in manner
self–con·tained·ly \-ˈtā-nəd-lē, -ˈtānd-lē\ adverb
self–con·tained·ness \-ˈtā-nəd-nəs, -ˈtān(d)-nəs\ noun
self–con·tain·ment \-ˈtān-mənt\ noun
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First Known Use of SELF-CONTAINED

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