self-abuse

noun
\ ˌself-ə-ˈbyüs How to pronounce self-abuse (audio) \

Definition of self-abuse

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

First Known Use of self-abuse

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of self-abuse was in 1653

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“Self-abuse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-abuse. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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self-abuse

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English Language Learners Definition of self-abuse

: things that you do that harm your own body or health

self-abuse

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