from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Abuse of oneself or one's abilities.
- n. Masturbation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cutting of oneself.
- v. To masturbate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The abuse of one's own self, powers, or faculties.
- n. Self-deception; delusion.
- n. Masturbation; onanism; self-pollution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The abuse of one's own person or powers.
- n. Masturbation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure
Still since early adolescents are more sensitive listening-devices than anything yet perfected by the Pentagon, I collected whiffs of the culture’s severe ambivalence on the subject of what was often called self-abuse.
To be sure, severe forms of self-assault, more accurately called self-abuse, are dangerous.
The next time I saw him, it was in the communal dorm bathroom, a pit of uncleanliness marked by vomit, bodily fluids, and the other detritus of intoxication and self-abuse.
I quit drinking and every other kind of self-abuse two years ago.
Did all our comments about repiggie fat guys drive him to self-abuse?
Yet, when on the road for extended periods of self-abuse, a jaded feeling slips into the driver's seat and the mind can no longer focus.
Journalists flocked to Twitter to make bin Laden self-abuse jokes and betrayed their encyclopedic knowledge of adult cinema.
Jeff Macke believes investors would have been well served by "stepping aside" and that "buying and holding forever have been tantamount to financial self-abuse."
You really need to talk to your boy about his excessive self-abuse.
From his earliest days, Roth has endured the kind of attention that would drive the most dedicated headline hog into solitude: incessant self-abuse jokes, a persistent drizzle of low-grade hostility, typified by Callil's outburst, and the envious scrutiny of literary minnows.