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self-perpetuating

adjective uk   /ˌself.pəˈpet.juː.eɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-pɚˈpet.juː.eɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ disapproving
having a system that prevents change and produces new things that are very similar to the old ones: The fighting between the different groups has become a self-perpetuating spiral of death and hatred.Lasting for a long time
(Definition of self-perpetuating from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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