self-re·​new·​ing ˌself-ri-ˈnü-iŋ How to pronounce self-renewing (audio)
: capable of or exhibiting self-renewal
Millions of people harvest fish sustained by reef ecosystems and live protected from the waves by these natural, self-renewing barriers.Ruth Flanagan

Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-renewing was in 1648

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“Self-renewing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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