from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Induced by oneself or itself: self-induced vomiting.
- adj. Electricity Produced by self-induction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Indicating that a condition was caused by the action of the person it inflicts.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of self-induce.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Induced or brought on by itself; specifically, in electricity, set up by the inductive action of a fluctuating current in the same circuit: as, a self-induced current.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. produced by electrical self-induction
- adj. brought about by yourself
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Leslie Snow, who had an ileostomy at age nineteen and suffers from multisystem disease, thinks the notion of self-induced illness is nonsense.
I do NOT believe that he has crossed the line into a state of self-induced illusion wherein he actually believes what he is saying, although the final judgment on that would have to come from a mental health professional.
There's the high cost to people, and it's self-induced.
Taking this calm, long-term approach deflates 90 percent of the self-induced pressure.
"I don't really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple," said Mr. Cook, who said Apple is focused on building the best product and the pressure on the company is "self-induced."
But don't believe everything you see on the Internet: She turned out to be a psycho who murdered cheating military men via unwittingly self-induced overhydration.
I'm saying that disordered behaviors like self-induced vomiting, self-imposed starvation, or compulsive overexercise are necessary to achieve the bodies promoted to us as being "natural".
Advocates respond to NYTimes article on self-induced abortion - Feministing
Bernanke himself actually accused the Bank of Japan at that time of a "self-induced paralysis" in not providing more stimulus to their sputtering economy, according to Krugman.
Maybe that will snap everyone out of their self-induced coma and force us all to address, in an honest manner, the very difficult questions that continue to stare us in the face.
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