self-sub·​sis·​tent ˌself-səb-ˈsi-stənt How to pronounce self-subsistent (audio)
: subsisting independently of anything external to itself
self-subsistence noun

Examples of self-subsistent in a Sentence

that country was agronomically self-subsistent before industrialization

Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-subsistent was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Self-subsistent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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