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[ self-rahy-zing ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈraɪ zɪŋ /

adjective Cookery.

rising without the addition of leaven: self-rising pancake flour.


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Nearby words

self-retaining catheter, self-revealing, self-revelation, self-righteous, self-righting, self-rising, self-rule, self-sacrifice, self-sacrificing, self-satisfaction, self-satisfied

Origin of self-rising

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-rising

  • Boston Brown Bread Flour is self-rising, on the principle of the flapjack flour.

    Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White
  • Many a batch of flap jacks have I stirred up in that old coffee pot, paying the sutler 25 cents a pound for self-rising flour.

    Drum Taps in Dixie|Delavan S. Miller