self-ac·​cel·​e·​rat·​ing ˌself-ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-accelerating (audio)
: accelerating by oneself or itself especially as a result of previous acceleration
… the tipping point where revitalization feeds on itself, becoming self-sustaining, even self-accelerating.Storm Cunningham

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-accelerating was in 1859

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“Self-accelerating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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