self-sus·​tained ˌself-sə-ˈstānd How to pronounce self-sustained (audio)
: self-sustaining
a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction
self-sustained farms
self-sustained economic growth

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-sustained was in 1675

Dictionary Entries Near self-sustained

Cite this Entry

“Self-sustained.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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