self-sustained

adjective
self-sus·​tained | \ ˌself-sə-ˈstānd How to pronounce self-sustained (audio) \

Definition of self-sustained

: self-sustaining a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction self-sustained farms self-sustained economic growth

First Known Use of self-sustained

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-sustained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-sustained. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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