autodestructive

autodestructive

(ˌɔːtəʊdɪˈstrʌktɪv)
adj
likely to cause one's own destruction
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She did not make any other autodestructive action in the meantime though, she confesses, the suicidal ideation is hovering about, but not with the same intensity and frequency as before.
may trigger the release of hydrolytic lysosomal enzymes into the extracellular space with autodestructive consequences [26].
Axis I comorbidity and psychopathologic correlates of autodestructive syndromes.
Indeed, the great aesthetic and ideological systems that nourished prior literature ceased functioning as orientational models and thus the Galician narrative of the 1980s did not experience a rupture but entered into a stage we can classify as autodestructive.
Homage to New York, the most famous and influential of all autodestructive works of art, will be at the core of the new exhibition.
The matricidal desire articulated in this extract may also contribute to the narrator's own drive towards self-harm, in that she has ingested feelings of guilt at loathing her mother, transforming them into autodestructive impulses.
The resulting distancing between the observer and the observed has become, like what Fabian writes, "both a prerequisite and a possibly autodestructive device in anthropological writing" (1990:755).
One of the more effective negotiations of situation-specificity is veteran radical Gustav Metzger's Aequivalenz--Shattered Stones, a typically ephemeral--typical, that is, for an artist who has written five manifestos advocating autodestructive art--and human piece.
The increased calcium concentration is thought to activate a variety of calcium-dependent autodestructive cascades.
They are seen throughout the former Third World, especially in regions marginalized by the collapse of the old world order (sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab-Islamic areas), and also in the new Third World of the East (as in the former USSR and the former Yugoslavia), where we see autodestructive involutions rather than responses equal to the challenge.
One readily appreciates why this type of figural energy was, in the final analysis, autodestructive, in that increasingly extreme individuation led irreversibly to the dissolution of the activating framework - tonality - itself.
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