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1. The act or process of destroying oneself or itself.
2. Suicide.


1. the act or an instance of self-destructing


1. the destruction or ruination of oneself or one's life.
2. suicide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-destruction - the act of killing yourselfself-destruction - the act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide"
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
assisted suicide - suicide of a terminally ill person that involves an assistant who serves to make dying as painless and dignified as possible
felo-de-se - an act of deliberate self destruction
harakiri, hara-kiri, harikari, seppuku - ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
suttee - the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband
2.self-destruction - the act of destroying yourself; "his insistence was pure self-destruction"
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists


[ˌselfdɪsˈtrʌkʃən] Nsuicidio m; [of weapon] → autodestrucción f
References in classic literature ?
Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversaries, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace; before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.
Pocket and Drummle while I was attentive to my knife and fork, spoon, glasses, and other instruments of self-destruction, that Drummle, whose Christian name was Bentley, was actually the next heir but one to a baronetcy.
After a dozen daughters of his own nobility had sought self-destruction rather than wed him he had given up.