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self-limiting

[self-lim-i-ting]
adjective
  1. limiting oneself or itself: a self-limiting authority.
  2. (of a disease) self-limited.
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Origin of self-limiting

First recorded in 1860–65
Related formsself-lim·i·ta·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-limiting

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

    Crowds

    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