self-sustaining

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

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-sustainment

self-sustaining

adj.

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

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