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self-destruction

[self-di-struhk-shuh n, self-]
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noun
  1. the destruction or ruination of oneself or one's life.
  2. suicide.

Origin of self-destruction

First recorded in 1580–90
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self-destruction

noun
  1. the act or an instance of self-destructing
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