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[self-in-flik-tid, self-]
  1. inflicted by oneself upon oneself: a self-inflicted wound.
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Origin of self-inflicted

First recorded in 1775–85
Related formsself-in·flic·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-infliction

Historical Examples

  • The self-infliction of fearthought is a shoveling-in process—all that you have to do to become free from it is to stop shoveling.

    Happiness as Found in Forethought Minus Fearthought

    Horace Fletcher

British Dictionary definitions for self-infliction


  1. (of an injury) having been inflicted on oneself by oneself
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