self-healing

adjective
self-heal·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈhē-liŋ How to pronounce self-healing (audio) \

Definition of self-healing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: acting or serving to heal or repair oneself or itself: such as
a : involving or promoting recovery from injury or disease the body's self-healing ability/process
b : able to repair physical damage without outside agency self-healing polymers Made of sturdy, three-ply construction, the mats are reversible and self-healing, providing a smooth, nonslip work surface and protection for desks, tables, and drawing boards when cutting with scissors …Artnews

self-healing

noun

Definition of self-healing (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act or process of healing oneself or itself A team of researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) has developed a method to create flexible, stretchable electronics capable of self-healing— Jackson Schroeder … he had been working with visual imaging—a form of self-healing many cancer patients attempt.— Irvin D. Yalom … the story involves a man suffering from depression who inherits money, and meets a young woman and her eccentric daughter. They go through a journey of self-healing together.— Nancy Molnar

First Known Use of self-healing

Adjective

1660, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-healing was in 1660

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“Self-healing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-healing. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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