from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mechanism for causing a device to destroy itself.
- intransitive v. To destroy oneself or itself: "died at 28, wasted from years of self-destructing on drugs” ( Jack Kroll).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To destroy oneself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. do away with oneself or itself
Back-formation from self-destruction.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
self- + destruct (Wiktionary)