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self-sufficient

adjective
 
 
/ˌselfsəˈfɪʃənt/ FINANCE, COMMERCE
able to provide everything you need for yourself, especially food, without buying from or being helped by others: be self-sufficient in sth Currently, the UK is only 62% self-sufficient in beef. Building its own marketing organisation in the US would allow the company to become financially self-sufficient and market its own products.
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