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[self-lim-i-tid, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈlɪm ɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf-/
(of a disease) running a definite and limited course.
Also, self-limiting.
Origin of self-limited
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Students learned they were not self-limited to the sections they originally found interesting.
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self-limited in Medicine

self-limited adj.
Running a definite course within a specific period; little modified by treatment. Used of a disease.

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