[ self-lim-i-tid, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈlɪm ɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf- /


(of a disease) running a definite and limited course.

Nearby words

  1. self-involved,
  2. self-judgment,
  3. self-justification,
  4. self-justifying,
  5. self-knowledge,
  6. self-limiting,
  7. self-liquidating,
  8. self-loader,
  9. self-loading,
  10. self-loathing

Origin of self-limited

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for self-limited



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

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