[ soo-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈsu əˌsaɪd /
the intentional taking of one's own life.
destruction of one's own interests or prospects: Buying that house was financial suicide.
a person who intentionally takes his or her own life.
verb (used without object), su·i·cid·ed, su·i·cid·ing.
to commit suicide.
verb (used with object), su·i·cid·ed, su·i·cid·ing.
to kill (oneself).
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Origin of suicide
1645–55; < New Latin suīcīdium, -cīda, equivalent to Latin suī of oneself, genitive singular of reflexive pronunciation + -cīdium, -cīda -cide
OTHER WORDS FROM suicidean·ti·su·i·cide, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for suiciding
He's their god and he'd probably keep them suiciding until he was the only man left.Warrior Race|Robert Sheckley
British Dictionary definitions for suiciding
/ (ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd, ˈsjuː-) /
the act or an instance of killing oneself intentionally
the self-inflicted ruin of one's own prospects or interestsa merger would be financial suicide
a person who kills himself intentionally
(modifier) reckless; extremely dangerousa suicide mission
(modifier) (of an action) undertaken or (of a person) undertaking an action in the knowledge that it will result in the death of the person performing it in order that maximum damage may be inflicted on an enemya suicide attack; suicide bomber
Word Origin for suicide
C17: from New Latin suīcīdium, from Latin suī of oneself + -cīdium, from caedere to kill
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Medical definitions for suiciding
[ sōō′ĭ-sīd′ ]
The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself.
One who commits suicide.
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