self-sustaining

(redirected from self-sustainingly)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

self-sus·tain·ing

(sĕlf′sə-stā′nĭng)
adj.
Able to sustain oneself or itself independently.

self′-sus·tain′ing·ly adv.

self′-sustain′ing



adj.
able to support or sustain oneself or itself without outside aid.
[1835–45]
self′-sustained′, adj.
self′-sustain′ingly, adv.
self′-sustain′ment, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-sustaining - able to provide for your own needs without help from others; "a self-sufficing economic unit"
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
References in periodicals archive ?
The result: Libya today is no more stable, or self-sustainingly democratic, than Iraq.