self–sustaining

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adjective self–sus·tain·ing \-sə-ˈstā-niŋ\

Definition of self–sustaining

  1. 1 :  maintaining or able to maintain oneself or itself by independent effort a self–sustaining community

  2. 2 :  maintaining or able to maintain itself once commenced a self–sustaining nuclear reaction

1799

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1799

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