suicidal

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adjective sui·cid·al \ˌsü-ə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of suicidal

  1. 1a :  dangerous especially to lifeb :  destructive to one's own interests

  2. 2 :  relating to or of the nature of suicide

  3. 3 :  marked by an impulse to commit suicide

suicidally

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Examples of suicidal in a sentence

  1. psychiatrists working with suicidal patients

  2. He knows that supporting a tax increase would be politically suicidal.

1777

First Known Use of suicidal

1777


SUICIDAL Defined for English Language Learners

suicidal

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adjective sui·cid·al \ˌsü-ə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of suicidal for English Language Learners

  • : wanting to kill yourself : showing a desire to kill yourself

  • : extremely dangerous : likely to cause your death : likely to cause great harm to yourself


Medical Dictionary

suicidal

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adjective sui·cid·al \ˌsü-ə-ˈsīd-əl\

Medical Definition of suicidal

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or tending to cause suicide <suicidal tendencies>

  2. 2:  marked by an impulse to commit suicide <suicidal patients>

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