follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

self-sustaining

[self-suh-stey-ning, self-] /ˈsɛlf səˈsteɪ nɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
Related forms
self-sustained, adjective
self-sustainingly, adverb
self-sustainment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for selfsustaining
  • These mines were mainly selfcontained and selfsustaining settlements.

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for self-sustaining

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for selfsustaining

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends