self-regulative

[ self-reg-yuh-ley-tiv, self- ]

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

Origin of self-regulative

1
First recorded in 1865–70
  • Also self-reg·u·la·to·ry [self-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, self-]. /ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈsɛlf-/.

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