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self-limiting

[self-lim-i-ting] /ˈsɛlfˈlɪm ɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
limiting oneself or itself:
a self-limiting authority.
2.
(of a disease) self-limited.
Origin of self-limiting
1860-1865
1860-65
Related forms
self-limitation, noun
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  • There are basic biological reasons, too, for thinking that resistance may be self-limiting.
  • If it makes you feel better, populations are naturally self-limiting for all kinds of reasons.
  • It is generally self-limiting and requires no therapy unless the hypothyroid phase is prolonged.
  • The theory proves to be limited, not merely in its sphere of applicability, but to be self-limiting.
  • And remembering to ditch our self-limiting behaviors.
  • You're not as bright as you think you are if you let such self-limiting behaviors derail you.

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