verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of administer
Examples from the Web for self-administered
The injections cost about $1,630 per pack of five syringes and must be self-administered.
And, if self-administered, what can have become of the syringe?Cleek of Scotland Yard|Thomas W. Hanshew
But the self-administered discipline failed to correct her attitude.Patchwork|Anna Balmer Myers
The duke was arrested on the 20th and imprisoned in the Luxembourg, where he died of poison, self-administered on the 24th.
British Dictionary definitions for self-administered (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for self-administered (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for administer
Word Origin and History for self-administered
late 14c., administren, aministren "to manage as a steward," from Old French amenistrer "help, aid, be of service to" (12c., Modern French administrer, the -d- restored 16c.), and directly from Latin administrare "manage, control, guide, superintend; rule direct," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ministrare "serve" (see minister (v.)). Used of medicine, etc., "to give," from 1540s. Related: Administered; administering.