self–sustaining

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adjective self–sus·tain·ing \-sə-ˈstā-niŋ\

Definition of self–sustaining

  1. 1 :  maintaining or able to maintain oneself or itself by independent effort <a self–sustaining community>

  2. 2 :  maintaining or able to maintain itself once commenced <a self–sustaining nuclear reaction>

1799

First Known Use of self–sustaining

1799


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