Definition of self-limiting in English:

self-limiting

Syllabification: self-lim·it·ing

adjective

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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