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suicidal

[soo-uh-sahyd-l] /ˌsu əˈsaɪd l/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, involving, or suggesting suicide.
2.
tending or leading to suicide.
3.
foolishly or rashly dangerous:
He drives at a suicidal speed.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; suicide + -al1
Related forms
suicidally, adverb
pseudosuicidal, adjective
unsuicidal, adjective
unsuicidally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for suicidally

suicidal

/ˌsuːɪˈsaɪdəl; ˌsjuː-/
adjective
1.
involving, indicating, or tending towards suicide
2.
liable to result in suicide: a suicidal attempt
3.
liable to destroy one's own interests or prospects; dangerously rash
Derived Forms
suicidally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for suicidally

suicidal

adj.

1777, from suicide + -al (1). Related: Suicidally.

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suicidally in Medicine

suicidal su·i·cid·al (sōō'ĭ-sīd'l)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to suicide.

  2. Likely to attempt suicide.


su'i·cid'al·ly adv.
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