Definitions

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  • n. The killing of oneself; suicide.
  • v. Present participle of self-kill.

Etymologies

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From self-kill (“to kill oneself, commit suicide”) +‎ -ing.

Examples

  • Health The Politics of Suicide Rates Elected coroners identify fewer suicides in their counties than their appointed counterparts, a study finds, and the researchers attribute the results to stigma and political pressure: Aside from general uneasiness over self-killing, relatives can lose insurance money if an ambiguous death is ruled a suicide.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • In other words, ˜suicide™ should not be equatable with wrongful self-killing in the way that

    Suicide

  • If some or all of this is true, then self-killing is statistically normal.

    Death, Legal and Illegal

  • I do not know whether self-killing is on the increase or not.

    Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest

  • ˜murder™ is equated with wrongful killing of another, lest we render ourselves unable to refer even to the possibility of a morally justified self-killing.

    Suicide

  • If that doesn’t help, self-killing is the last resort.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • ( 'self-killing') and autophagy ( 'self-eating') is intricate and complex in the sense that, under certain situations, autophagy constitutes a stress adaptation that avoids cell death

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Deprived of blood, it makes self-killing bacteriophages or else sporulates. "

    I Am Legend

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