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self-abuse

[self-uh-byoos, self-] /ˈsɛlf əˈbyus, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
reproach or blame of oneself.
2.
abuse of one's health.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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British Dictionary definitions for self abuse

self-abuse

noun
1.
disparagement or misuse of one's own abilities, etc
2.
a censorious term for masturbation See masturbation
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Word Origin and History for self abuse

self-abuse

n.

c.1600, "self-deception," from self- + abuse (n.). As a synonym for "masturbation," it is recorded from 1728; an earlier term was self-pollution (1620s).

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self abuse in Medicine

self-abuse n.

  1. Abuse of oneself or one's abilities.

  2. Masturbation.

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