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self-destruction

[ self-di-struhk-shuh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf dɪˈstrʌk ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

the destruction or ruination of oneself or one's life.

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RELATED WORDS

hara-kiri, self-immolation, seppuku

Nearby words

self-denying, self-deprecating, self-deprecation, self-depreciating, self-destruct, self-destruction, self-destructive, self-determination, self-determinism, self-development, self-devotion

Origin of self-destruction

First recorded in 1580–90
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self-destruction


noun

the act or an instance of self-destructing
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