self-devouring

adjective
self-de·​vour·​ing | \ ˌself-di-ˈvau̇-riŋ How to pronounce self-devouring (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of self-devouring

: devouring or consuming oneself or itself his self-devouring hatred … a self-devouring nation in which just about everything seems to be for sale or lease …— Seth Mydans

First Known Use of self-devouring

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-devouring was circa 1586

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“Self-devouring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-devouring. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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