1
: reproach of oneself
2
old-fashioned : masturbation
3
: abuse of one's body or health

Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-abuse was in 1653

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“Self-abuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-abuse. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

self-abuse

noun
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