[ self-lim-i-ting ]

  1. limiting oneself or itself: a self-limiting authority.

  2. (of a disease) self-limited.

Origin of self-limiting

First recorded in 1860–65

Other words from self-limiting

  • self-lim·i·ta·tion, noun

Words Nearby self-limiting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-limiting in a sentence

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

    The Vortex Blaster | Edward Elmer Smith
  • Such self-limiting laws prescribed by Divine wisdom and love do not place man beyond Divine control.

    The Theistic Conception of the World | B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
  • 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