self-destructive

adjective self-de·struc·tive \ ˌself-di-ˈstrək-tiv \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of self-destructive

:acting or tending to harm or destroy oneself
  • self-destructive behavior
; also :suicidal
  • a self-destructive impulse

self-destructiveness

noun

First Known Use of self-destructive

1641


Medical Dictionary

self-destructive

adjective self-de·struc·tive \ -ˈstrək-tiv \

medical Definition of self-destructive

:acting or tending to harm or destroy oneself
  • self-destructive behavior
; also :suicidal

self-destructively

adverb

self-destructiveness

noun

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