parasuicide

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parasuicide (ˌpærəˈsuːɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
1.  the deliberate infliction of injury on oneself or the taking of a drug overdose as an attempt at suicide which may not be intended to be successful
2.  a person who commits such an act

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Main Entry:  parasuicide
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a faked or half-hearted suicide attempt, a suicide attempt in which the person wants attention but not death; a person who attempts or may attempt a fake suicide
Etymology:  para- 'faulty' + suicide
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