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self-abuse

[ self-uh-byoos, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf əˈbyus, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun
reproach or blame of oneself.
abuse of one's health.
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Origin of self-abuse

First recorded in 1595–1605
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British Dictionary definitions for self-abuse

self-abuse

noun
disparagement or misuse of one's own abilities, etc
a censorious term for masturbationSee masturbation
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Medical definitions for self-abuse

self-abuse

n.
Abuse of oneself or one's abilities.
Masturbation.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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