self-enclosed

adjective
self-en·​closed | \ ˌself-in-ˈklōzd How to pronounce self-enclosed (audio) , -en- \

Definition of self-enclosed

: 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

First Known Use of self-enclosed

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-enclosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-enclosed. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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