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self-sustaining

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able to take care of oneself or itself without outside help
  • with its own farm, the estate was largely self-sustaining

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“Self-sustaining.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/self-sustaining. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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