limiting oneself or itself: a self-limiting authority.
(of a disease) self-limited.

Origin of self-limiting

First recorded in 1860–65
Related formsself-lim·i·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of self-limiting

  • Being a great man (if as democracies seem to think being a great man is a disease) is at least a self-limiting disease.


    Gerald Stanley Lee

  • A few, through sheer luck, had been blown into self-limiting bits by duodec.

    The Vortex Blaster

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • They, the millions upon millions of self-limiting ones, were the servants.

    The Vortex Blaster

    Edward Elmer Smith