autocide

autocide

[aw-toh-sahyd]
noun
suicide by crashing the vehicle one is driving.

Origin:
1965–70; auto-2 + -cide

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Main Entry:  autocide1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the killing by vehicle crash, esp. use of a vehicle to commit suicide
Etymology:  auto 'self, one's own'
Main Entry:  autocide2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a suicide; one who self-destructs
Etymology:  auto 'self, one's own'
Main Entry:  autocide3
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a chemical created by bacteria that is toxic only to other bacteria of the same species
Etymology:  auto 'self, one's own'
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