anti-suicide

adjective

an·​ti-sui·​cide
ˌan-tē-ˈsü-ə-ˌsīd,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-suicide (audio)
variants or less commonly antisuicide
: serving or intended to prevent or discourage suicide
anti-suicide counseling
anti-suicide medications
an anti-suicide public service announcement

Examples of anti-suicide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gun shop anti-suicide program started in 2009 when three people died by suicide in a week with guns bought from the same New Hampshire gun store. John Diedrich, Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2023 His brother says he was stripped and put in an anti-suicide smock in a padded cell. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-suicide was in 1842

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“Anti-suicide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-suicide. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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