self-in·​duced ˌself-in-ˈdüst How to pronounce self-induced (audio)
: induced by oneself or itself : brought on or brought about by oneself or itself
self-induced problems
self-induced vomiting
Now consider another interaction between electricity and magnetism; that is, a changing magnetic field surrounding a conductor induces a voltage in the conductor. This induced voltage is called a self-induced voltage because it is induced in the same conductor that is carrying the current.Masoud Olia

Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-induced was in 1796

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“Self-induced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


self-in·​duced -in-ˈd(y)üst How to pronounce self-induced (audio)
: induced by oneself
self-induced vomiting

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