self-inflicted

adjective
self-in·​flict·​ed | \ ˌself-in-ˈflik-təd How to pronounce self-inflicted (audio) \

Definition of self-inflicted

: inflicted or caused by oneself a self-inflicted wound His staff problems are self-inflicted, the product of his poor judgment and bad choices.The Guardian (United Kingdom)

First Known Use of self-inflicted

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-inflicted was in 1600

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“Self-inflicted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-inflicted. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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self-inflicted

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English Language Learners Definition of self-inflicted

: caused by your own actions

self-inflicted

adjective
self-in·​flict·​ed | \ -in-ˈflik-təd How to pronounce self-inflicted (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-inflicted

: inflicted by oneself a self-inflicted wound

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