Definition of self-limiting in English:


Syllabification: self-lim·it·ing


  • 1Relating to or denoting something that limits itself, in particular.
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    • The reason that the minimum wage is problematic is that it is also self-limiting, only because companies can't pay employees less than the minimum wage, what generally gets limited is the number of jobs.
    • Instead of being self-limiting, the old-style colloquial schoolboy language used gives an intensity of expression in a simple and precise way.
    • Press baron demagoguery, however unfair, reflected the biases and passions of specific men, and was thus self-limiting.
  • 1.1 (also self-limited) Medicine (Of a condition) ultimately resolving itself without treatment.
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    • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a self-limiting condition once the offending agent has been discontinued.
    • No one explained to them the scientific and practical gains that might come from knowing more about the self-limiting and self-correcting nature of syphilis so as to be able to evaluate the power of early therapeutic interventions.
    • A spokesperson said the virus seemed to be self-limiting and the student suspected of having meningitis underwent the full range of laboratory tests for the illness.
  • 1.2(In psychology) preventing the development or expression of the self.
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    • When this happens, the subliminal beliefs that formerly were self-limiting begin to change.

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