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suicide British & World English

The action of killing oneself intentionally

suicide English Thesaurus

she committed suicide

race suicide British & World English

The decline or extinction of a racial group through low birth rate, especially in contrast to a racial group sharing the same geographical area and having a high birth rate.

suicide door British & World English

A metaphorical exit door used by those who commit suicide.

suicide gene British & World English

An introduced gene that causes a tumor cell to produce an enzyme that will attract a drug lethal to the tumor

suicide watch British & World English

The precautionary observation of a person, especially one in prison or confinement, considered at risk of committing suicide; an instance of this.

suicide note British & World English

A message left by a person before taking or attempting to take their own life

suicide pact British & World English

An agreement between two or more people to commit suicide together

suicide bomber British & World English

A person who dies (or intends to die) carrying out a military or (now especially) terrorist bombing mission; (in early use) specifically = kamikaze.

suicide bombing British & World English

An attack carried out by a suicide bomber; the use of such attacks as part of a terrorist or military campaign.

suicide barrier British & World English

A fencelike structure or horizontal net attached to a bridge, tower, or other tall building to prevent suicide attempts

suicide squeeze British & World English

An act of running for home by a runner on third base as the ball is pitched

assisted suicide British & World English

Suicide effected with the assistance of another person, especially the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for the purpose by a patient suffering from a terminal illness or incurable condition

physician-assisted suicide British & World English

Suicide carried out with the assistance of a physician (whose role is typically to provide a lethal dose of a drug at the explicit, voluntary request of a mentally competent patient).

parasuicide British & World English

Apparent attempted suicide without the actual intention of killing oneself