self-sustaining

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

adjective


Nearby words

  1. self-sufficient,
  2. self-suggestion,
  3. self-support,
  4. self-supporting,
  5. self-surrender,
  6. self-talk,
  7. self-tanning,
  8. self-tapping,
  9. self-tapping screw,
  10. self-taught

Origin of self-sustaining

First recorded in 1835–45

Related formsself-sus·tained, adjectiveself-sus·tain·ing·ly, adverbself-sus·tain·ment, noun

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Word Origin and History for self-sustaining

self-sustaining

adj.

1806, from self- + present participle of sustain (v.).

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