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Definition of self-sufficient adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

self-sufficient

 adjective
adjective
 
self-sufficient (in something)
 
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able to do or produce everything that you need without the help of other people The country is totally self-sufficient in food production. policies to encourage people to become more self-sufficient and less dependent on welfare
self-sufficiency
 
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: self-sufficient