self-sustaining

[self-suh-stey-ning, self-]
adjective

Origin:
1835–45

self-sustained, adjective
self-sustainingly, adverb
self-sustainment, noun
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Example sentences for selfsustaining
These mines were mainly selfcontained and selfsustaining settlements.
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