- (of a disease) running a definite and limited course.
Origin of self-limited
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for self-limited
But how is an actualization begotten from that self-limited (intelligible)?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1
Only in recent years have we come to appreciate how many diseases are self-limited.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
All this indicates that Socialism is breaking the bonds of self-limited class egoism.Socialism and Democracy in Europe
Samuel P. Orth
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.
- Running a definite course within a specific period; little modified by treatment. Used of a disease.
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