self-perpetuating [-pər pec̸h′o̵̅o̅ āt′iŋ]
The definition of self-perpetuating is something that has the power to continue indefinitely.adjective
An example of self-perpetuating is someone dwelling on the negative in life and continuing to have bad things happen to them.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
of a kind that causes or promotes indefinite continuation or renewal of itself or oneself: a self-perpetuating caste system
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Having the power to renew or perpetuate oneself or itself for an indefinite length of time.
- selfˌ-per·petˌu·aˈtion noun