self-limited

adjective

self-lim·​it·​ed ˌself-ˈli-mə-təd How to pronounce self-limited (audio)
: limited by one's or its own nature
specifically : running a definite and limited course
a self-limited disease

Examples of self-limited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The virus is self-limited and lasts one to 10 days for most people, depending on the virus. Stephanie Booth, Health, 2 June 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1669, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-limited was circa 1669

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“Self-limited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-limited. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

self-limited

adjective
self-lim·​it·​ed -ˈlim-ət-əd How to pronounce self-limited (audio)
: limited by one's or its own nature
specifically : running a definite and limited course
the disease is self-limited, and the prognosis is good Science
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