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Related to self-supporting: self-contained
The act of or capacity for supporting oneself, especially financially, without the help of others.
self′-sup·port′ed, self′-sup·port′ing adj.
1. able to support or maintain oneself without the help of others
2. able to stand up or hold firm without support, props, attachments, etc
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|Adj.||1.||self-supporting - financially independent; "now that my children are self-supporting"|
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"