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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
1860-1865
1860-65
Related forms
self-limitation, noun
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  • There have, however, been some reports of selflimiting effects on newborn infants.

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