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- adjective Having the power to renew or perpetuate oneself or itself for an indefinite length of time.
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- adjective Describing something that causes itself to continue to
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It is self-perpetuating, which is why the quality of food and food supplements is so important.
Forever Young M.D. Nicholas Perricone 2010
Lars Perner, an Assistant Professor at USC's Department of Clinical Marketing calls a self-perpetuating shortage.
Gizmodo Roberto Baldwin 2011
This raises costs for businesses, which in turn increase their prices, possibly leading to a self-perpetuating cycle.
U.K. Broad Money Supply Picks Up Natasha Brereton 2011
And so there's a sort of self-perpetuating aspect to that.
A new study by Nathan J. Kelly and Peter K. Enns suggests that income inequality is a self-perpetuating phenomenon.
David A. Love: When the Poor Conspire to Keep Themselves Poor David A. Love 2010
And this is a cycle that seems self-perpetuating: As an increasing number of less-educated Americans cohabit instead of marrying, more children are born into these fragile unions and at risk to be raised in poverty, with fewer educational resources of their own.
Christine Whelan: The New Marriage Gap: Does Education Predict Conjugal Success? Christine Whelan 2010
The accusation is that this money is recycled, in return for votes, into the pet schemes of the satraps who make up Fifa's self-perpetuating executive.
Thus the dynamic of US imperialism versus reactionary local forces maintains its self-perpetuating momentum.
"The political parties here are self-perpetuating clans," said artist and film director Jan Bucquoy .
Belgian Parties Seek to End Impasse Frances Robinson 2011
The hope now must be that the rally becomes self-perpetuating, creating a virtuous circle that revives confidence in the real economy.
This Optimism Could Prove Contagious Simon Nixon 2012