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English definition of “self-sufficient”

self-sufficient

adjective     /ˌself.səˈfɪʃ.ənt/
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     /ˌself.səˈfɪʃ.ən.si/ noun [U] Unaided and working alone
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