self-enclosed

adjective

self-en·​closed ˌself-in-ˈklōzd How to pronounce self-enclosed (audio)
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: independent and set apart by or as if by an enclosure : self-contained
The suite comes with two self-enclosed toilets and showers …Liz Dennerlein
… views the farm in its entirety as a living, self-enclosed, self-sustaining ecosystem …Bill St. John
A film festival is a collection of such experiences, an archipelago of self-enclosed worlds.A. O. Scott
When the characters communicate, … they speak around each other, but not to each other, self-enclosed and oblivious to the world around them.Kit MacFarlane

Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-enclosed was in 1824

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Cite this Entry

“Self-enclosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-enclosed. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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