self-administer

verb
self-ad·min·is·ter | \ ˌself-əd-ˈmi-nə-stər \

Definition of self-administer 

: 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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21 Aug 2018

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The first known use of self-administer was in 1846

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self-administer

transitive verb
self-ad·min·i·ster | \ -əd-ˈmi-nə-stər \

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 \ noun

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