- limiting oneself or itself: a self-limiting authority.
- (of a disease) self-limited.
Origin of self-limiting
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for self-limiting
Ron Paul is self-limiting, Newt Gingrich is self-aggrandizing, and Rick Santorum is self-righteous.Romney Wins Michigan and Arizona, but Political Tourette’s Is Costing Him
February 29, 2012
Being a great man (if as democracies seem to think being a great man is a disease) is at least a self-limiting disease.Crowds
Gerald Stanley Lee
A few, through sheer luck, had been blown into self-limiting bits by duodec.
They, the millions upon millions of self-limiting ones, were the servants.