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self-contained

adjective uk   us   /ˌself.kənˈteɪnd/
containing or having everything that is needed within itself: The government wants to encourage viable self-contained rural communities. A self-contained person does not have a large number of relationships with other people or does not depend on others for support: She's very self-contained and isn't at all worried about moving to a big city where she won't know anybody.
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