Definition of self-mutilation in English:

self-mutilation

Line breaks: self-mutila¦tion

noun

[mass noun]
  • The mutilation of oneself, especially as a symptom of mental or emotional disturbance.
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    • They say that detention is creating a spiral of depression, psychotic symptoms and self-mutilation.
    • Being disruptive, refusing to obey orders, and engaging in acts of self-mutilation and attempted suicide can all result in punitive action.
    • A woman is being driven to self-mutilation by mental illness, brought on by a disastrous relationship.

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