- inflicted by oneself upon oneself: a self-inflicted wound.
Origin of self-inflicted
First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for self-inflicted
Violent ends can be self-inflicted, at the hands of fellow prisoners, or caused by the guards.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
But Brown sincerely believes all our pain is self-inflicted.Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil
November 2, 2014
This makes her in some ways the perfect person to help the NFL recover from its self-inflicted wounds and get its act together.Can This SVU Crime Fighter Save the NFL?
September 26, 2014
Then a string of missteps, some self-inflicted by the White House, dashed any hope the House might act.The White House’s Woman in the Immigration Crosshairs
July 31, 2014
Perhaps you just bandaged a self-inflicted injury with some scotch tape and crazy glue.When Not to Take a Selfie
December 11, 2013
After which self-inflicted homily Mary had set to work and followed her own advice.The Gorgeous Girl
Do be frank, madam, and spare me the pain of self-inflicted severity.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
The best we could reasonably wish for was death in combat, or self-inflicted.A Virginia Scout
Yesterday I spoke about three cases we suspected to be self-inflicted.The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"
The fee for the self-inflicted laceration is one rupee, some rice, etc.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
- (of an injury) having been inflicted on oneself by oneself
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