noun Date: circa 1586 destruction of oneself; especially suicide

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Self-destruction — Self de*struc tion, n. The destruction of one s self; self murder; suicide. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Self-destruction — may refer to:*Self destruct, a mechanism which causes a device to destroy itself *Self destructive behaviour, a broad set of extreme actions and emotions including self harm and drug abuse *Self hatred, an extreme dislike of oneself …   Wikipedia

  • self-destruction — [self′di struk′shən] n. destruction of oneself or itself; specif., suicide …   English World dictionary

  • self-destruction — self murder, self destruction, or self slaughter See felo de se suicide …   Black's law dictionary

  • self-destruction — self destructive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ destroying or causing harm to oneself. DERIVATIVES self destruction noun self destructively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • self-destruction — noun (U) the practice of deliberately doing things that are likely to seriously damage or kill you: be bent on self destruction (=be determined to damage or destroy yourself) self destructive adjective: self destructive behaviour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-destruction — susinaikinimas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Nepataikiusio į taikinį šaudmens arba jūrų ir inžinerinių minų naikinimas ↑susinaikinimo įtaisu. atitikmenys: angl. self destruction rus. самоликвидация ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – susinaikinimo įtaisas …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • self-destruction — susinaikinimas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Nukrypusios nuo nustatytos trajektorijos raketos sunaikinimas ↑raketos sprogdinimo sistema (autonomiškai arba pagal komandą iš žemės). atitikmenys: angl. self destruction rus. самоликвидация… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • self-destruction — Literally, death by one s own hand or act, whether intentional or accidental. The equivalent of suicide for the purposes of an exception in a life insurance policy. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1145. As the terms are frequently employed in policies of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • self-destruction — /self di struk sheuhn, self /, n. 1. the destruction or ruination of oneself or one s life. 2. suicide. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-destruction — self de·struc·tion di strək shən n destruction of oneself esp SUICIDE …   Medical dictionary

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