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Able to sustain oneself or itself independently.

self′-sus·tain′ing·ly adv.


able to support or sustain oneself or itself without outside aid.
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"
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