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self-inflicted

[ self-in-flik-tid, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɪnˈflɪk tɪd, ˌsɛlf- /
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adjective

inflicted by oneself upon oneself: a self-inflicted wound.

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Nearby words

self-inductance, self-induction, self-indulgence, self-indulgent, self-inflict, self-inflicted, self-initiated, self-instructional, self-insurance, self-insure, self-insurer

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

  • 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for self-infliction

self-inflicted


adjective

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