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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
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  • These mines were mainly selfcontained and selfsustaining settlements.
Word Origin and History for selfsustaining

self-sustaining

adj.

1806, from self- + present participle of sustain (v.).

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