self-supporting

self-support

[self-suh-pawrt, -pohrt, self-]
noun
the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.

Origin:
1760–70

self-supported, adjective
self-supportedness, noun
self-supporting, adjective
self-supportingly, adverb
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self-supporting
 
adj
1.  able to support or maintain oneself without the help of others
2.  able to stand up or hold firm without support, props, attachments, etc

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