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self-inflicted
American English: /ˈˌsɛlf ənˈflɪktɪd/

Translation of self-inflicted in Spanish:

adjective

  • autoinfligido
    his injuries were self-inflicted
    se había producido él mismo las heridas
    sus heridas eran autoinfligidas
    Example sentences
    • If the benefit to be gained by self-inflicted injury outweighs the harm done, then it is permitted.
    • I don't feel much sympathy, though - after all, it's largely a self-inflicted wound.
    • More than anything, a self-inflicted wound of this magnitude just leaves you speechless.

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