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self-neglect

Syllabification: self-ne·glect

Definition of self-neglect in English:

noun

Neglect of oneself, especially one’s physical well-being.
Example sentences
  • As in the case of self-neglect, neglect can rarely, if ever, be an appropriate verdict on its own.
  • In applying that approach, it must be borne in mind that the neglect or self-neglect need not be the sole or predominant cause of the death for it to be reflected in a verdict.
  • The actual prevalence in Ireland of elder abuse (which excludes self-neglect and abuse by strangers) is not known, but it is thought likely to occur to the same extent as it does in other developed countries.

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