au·​tar·​kic ȯ-ˈtär-kik How to pronounce autarkic (audio)
: of, relating to, or marked by autarky
autarkical adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To live freely and yet remain at once autarkic and socially viable was no cinch for a single woman at the time. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 Unless we’re truly heading to an autarkic war-footing, those supply chains will continue to crisscross the globe. Washington Post, 31 May 2019 Both problems can be solved if governments see mini-grids not as autarkic outposts, but as part of a master plan. The Economist, 12 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autarkic was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Autarkic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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