- used for or capable of controlling or adjusting oneself or itself: a self-regulative device.
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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Only so will he become completely autonomous, self-regulative.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic
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