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English definition of “self-sufficient”

self-sufficient

adjective uk   /ˌself.səˈfɪʃ.ənt/ us  
C2 able to provide everything you need, especially food, for yourself without the help of other people: The programme aims to make the country self-sufficient in food production and to cut energy imports.Unaided and working alone
self-sufficiency
noun [U] uk   /ˌself.səˈfɪʃ.ən.si/ us  
Unaided and working alone
(Definition of self-sufficient from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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