View synonyms for self-sustaining


[ self-suh-stey-ning, self- ]


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  • self-sus·tained adjective
  • self-sus·taining·ly adverb
  • self-sus·tainment noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-sustaining1

First recorded in 1835–45
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Example Sentences

Where the force generating those threats is a widespread, self-sustaining, and virulent social movement?

The program is operated out of a self-sustaining salon run by former sex slave Neang Hok with the help of other survivors.

Yemen has 15 aquifers, and only two today are self-sustaining; all the others are being steadily depleted.

The goal is to create a self-sustaining program that is implemented by the vendors themselves.

A friend of the blog on why Romney's momentum appears to be self-sustaining.

Let American liberty be an intelligent liberty, and therefore a self-sustaining liberty.

They intended to establish thereby a Government of perpetual obligation and of self-sustaining vigor.

Last year it was hoped that by another year the paper would become self-sustaining.

They are all intended to make efficient, self-sustaining citizens who do not feel the pull of the law or the bond of outside care.

Great Britain has already acted on the assumption that the Confederate States (so called) are de facto a self-sustaining power.