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[self-lim-i-tid, self-]
  1. (of a disease) running a definite and limited course.
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Origin of self-limited

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for self-limited

Historical Examples of self-limited

  • But how is an actualization begotten from that self-limited (intelligible)?

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1

    Plotinos (Plotinus)

  • Only in recent years have we come to appreciate how many diseases are self-limited.


    James J. Walsh

  • All this indicates that Socialism is breaking the bonds of self-limited class egoism.

  • The Christian God is the infinite, definite substance, self-limited or defined by his essential nature.

    Ten Great Religions

    James Freeman Clarke

  • The disease is self-limited, that is, it will pass away of itself after a certain time.

self-limited in Medicine


  1. Running a definite course within a specific period; little modified by treatment. Used of a disease.
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