Definition of self-sufficient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌself səˈfɪʃnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌself səˈfɪʃnt//
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self-sufficient (in something) 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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: self-sufficient