self-administer

verb
self-ad·​min·​is·​ter | \ ˌself-əd-ˈmi-nə-stər How to pronounce self-administer (audio) \
self-administered; self-administering; self-administers

Definition of self-administer

transitive + intransitive

: to administer (something, such as a drug) to oneself can self-administer the drug with an inhaler allowed to self-administer the test Those regulations … also state that only a school nurse can apply medications, but exemptions exist that allow students in some cases to self-administer according to district guidelines.— Jennifer Bogdan

First Known Use of self-administer

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-administer was in 1846

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“Self-administer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-administer. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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self-administer

transitive verb
self-ad·​min·​i·​ster | \ -əd-ˈmi-nə-stər How to pronounce self-administer (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-administer

: to administer (as a drug) to oneself self-administered an analgesic

Other Words from self-administer

self-administration \ -​ˌmin-​ə-​ˈstrā-​shən How to pronounce self-administer (audio) \ noun

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