- The definition of self-perpetuating is something that has the power to continue indefinitely.
An example of self-perpetuating is someone dwelling on the negative in life and continuing to have bad things happen to them.
self-perpetuating definition by Webster's New World
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of a kind that causes or promotes indefinite continuation or renewal of itself or oneself: a self-perpetuating caste system
self-perpetuating definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Having the power to renew or perpetuate oneself or itself for an indefinite length of time.
- selfˌ-per·petˌu·aˈtion noun