Pronunciation: (it-self'), [key]
1. a reflexive form of it: The battery recharges itself.
2. an emphatic appositive of it, which, that, this, or a noun: which itself is also true; Even without flowers, the bowl itself is beautiful.
3. (used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb): The chameleon's ability to change color is a protection for itself.
4. its normal or customary self: After much tender care, the puppy was soon itself again.
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