self-clean·​ing ˌself-ˈklē-niŋ How to pronounce self-cleaning (audio)
: capable of cleaning itself
a self-cleaning oven

Examples of self-cleaning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This range is one of the most affordable options on our list, but still comes packed with kit and cooking options including convection, air-frying, and self-cleaning. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Nov. 2023 But because the time and place of an animal’s death are rarely predictable, the vulture’s reliance on carrion has forged, along with a flexible neck for poking into corpses and a featherless head for easy self-cleaning, a creative, cunning and wide-ranging mind. Natalie Angier, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 Because of the high lanolin content in the fabric, this wool blanket is almost self-cleaning. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Sep. 2023 Consider this a notch above the 510 thanks to a few factors: A more powerful motor (2.2 horsepowers), a larger 64-oz. container, and five preset program settings for smoothies, hot soups, frozen desserts, dips/spreads, and self-cleaning. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 11 July 2023 The Shark Stratos Cordless vacuum has a self-cleaning, dual brushroll system that includes a soft roller on one brush and stiff rubber fins on the other. Terri Williams, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 July 2023 Coconut oil can temporarily relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort but can interfere with your natural vaginal self-cleaning. Nicole Harris, Parents, 23 June 2023 Many bidet attachment models are self-cleaning, but if yours isn't, make sure to clean it regularly. Emily Shiffer, Women's Health, 3 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-cleaning was in 1822

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“Self-cleaning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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