[self-suh-fish-uhnt, self-]
able to supply one's own or its own needs without external assistance: The nation grows enough grain to be self-sufficient.
having extreme confidence in one's own resources, powers, etc.: He was self-sufficient, and always reminded you of it.
Also, self-sufficing [self-suh-fahy-sing] .


self-sufficiency, noun
self-sufficiently, adverb
unself-sufficiency, noun
unself-sufficient, adjective
unself-sufficiently, adverb Unabridged
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self-sufficient or self-sufficing
able to provide for or support oneself without the help of others
self-sufficing or self-sufficing
self-suf'ficiency or self-sufficing
self-suf'ficiently or self-sufficing

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Example sentences
Colonization should be next, with an emphasis on developing industrial
  facilities that can be self sufficient, and profitable.
As far as supplying the colonists goes, within a couple of years they could be
  self sufficient.
Perhaps by making it mandatory that every home is electrically self sufficient
  using wind and solar is part of the answer.
The best possible thing for humanity at this point is to get humans off this
  planet and self sufficient else where's too.
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