self-support

noun
self-sup·​port | \ ˌself-sə-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce self-support (audio) \

Definition of self-support

: independent support of oneself or itself

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self-supported \ ˌself-​sə-​ˈpȯr-​təd How to pronounce self-support (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of self-support

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-support.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-support. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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