self abuse

self-abuse

[self-uh-byoos, self-]
noun
1.
reproach or blame of oneself.
2.
abuse of one's health.

Origin:
1595–1605

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self-abuse
 
n
1.  disparagement or misuse of one's own abilities, etc
2.  See masturbate a censorious term for masturbation

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self-abuse
1605, "self-deception," from self + abuse (q.v.). As a synonym for "masturbation," it is recorded from 1728; an earlier term was self-pollution (1626).
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self-abuse n.

  1. Abuse of oneself or one's abilities.

  2. Masturbation.

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