self-regulative

[ self-reg-yuh-ley-tiv, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪv, ˈsɛlf- /

adjective

used for or capable of controlling or adjusting oneself or itself: a self-regulative device.

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Also self-reg·u·la·to·ry [self-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, self-]. /ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈsɛlf-/.

Origin of self-regulative

First recorded in 1865–70
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