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self-supporting

self–supporting

adjective self–sup·port·ing \-ˈpr-tiŋ\

: earning enough money to live without getting help from other people

Full Definition of SELF-SUPPORTING

:  characterized by self-support: as
a :  meeting one's needs by one's own efforts or output
b :  supporting itself or its own weight <a self–supporting wall>

First Known Use of SELF-SUPPORTING

1722

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