self-propulsion

noun
self-pro·​pul·​sion | \ ˌself-prə-ˈpəl-shən How to pronounce self-propulsion (audio) \

Definition of self-propulsion

: propulsion by one's own power

First Known Use of self-propulsion

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-propulsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-propulsion. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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