Definition of self-dependent in US English:

self-dependent

adjective

  • See self-dependence

    • ‘These mobile and self-dependent individuals could no longer plausibly be seen as merely contributory parts of one single body of activity.’
    • ‘On this list of people are those who no longer possess relevant skills, or are unable to adapt and become self-dependent.’
    • ‘Overcoming the trauma, she has become a role model for the disabled in being self-dependent.’
    • ‘The world of the Army removes you entirely from class and also makes you very self-dependent.’
    • ‘We have to have a sustainable economy, and part of having a sustainable economy is being self-dependent.’