Definition of 'self-sufficient'
Example sentences containing 'self-sufficient'
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They grow much of their food and are self-sufficient. The Sun (2013)They will be self-sufficient in energy using wind turbines and solar power. The Sun (2007)The club is now financially self-sufficient and the ground proudly bears its famous name again. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This money allows poor countries to become self-sufficient. The Sun (2010)The laws were brought into make clubs self-sufficient and not reliant on wealthy backers. The Sun (2014)The young robins who were calling for food are now self-sufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Britain is no longer self-sufficient in energy and we are more dependent on imports than before. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or perhaps all of the demonstrators are financially self-sufficient. The Sun (2013)The dream of the self-sufficient solitary life becomes a struggle for survival. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The aim is to make the refugee self-sufficient within a year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She is instructing them to defend themselves against fears of abandonment and become emotionally self-sufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Any attempt to make science self-sufficient is doomed to failure. Christianity Today (2000)Trade is the only way for them to become richer as they move away from dependency and become self-sufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those who are economically inactive have to prove that they are financially self-sufficient to be allowed a right to reside. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The group is now financially self-sufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Village roads and irrigation systems were introduced alongside crop substitution and fish farming to help the tribes become self-sufficient and make money. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Ministers aim to make Britain virtually self-sufficient in energy. The Sun (2008)And yet the Museum was supposed to be self-sufficient financially. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)The giant cities of the future will look to become increasingly food self-sufficient, driving rapid growth in urban agriculture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There will be two wind turbines in the grounds to power the lighting and pumps, making the property self-sufficient in energy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Translations for 'self-sufficient'
British English: self-sufficient ADJECTIVE
If a country or group is self-sufficient, it is able to produce or make everything that it needs.
This enabled the country to become self-sufficient in sugar.
Definition of self-sufficient from the Collins English Dictionary
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