self-ad·​min·​is·​tra·​tion ˌself-əd-ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce self-administration (audio)
plural self-administrations
: the act of administering something to oneself
instructions for self-administration of the injections
Following repeated self-administrations, the user comes to associate certain stimuli … with reward …Nick Heather

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-administration was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Self-administration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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