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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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  • A few, through sheer luck, had been blown into self-limiting bits by duodec.

    The Vortex Blaster Edward Elmer Smith
  • Being a great man (if as democracies seem to think being a great man is a disease) is at least a self-limiting disease.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • They, the millions upon millions of self-limiting ones, were the servants.

    The Vortex Blaster Edward Elmer Smith

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