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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suicide, self-destruction, self-annihilationnoun

    the act of killing yourself

    "it is a crime to commit suicide"

  2. self-destructionnoun

    the act of destroying yourself

    "his insistence was pure self-destruction"


  1. self-destructionnoun

    The voluntary destruction of something by itself.

  2. Etymology: self + destruction


  1. self-destruction

    A self-destruct is a mechanism that can cause an object to destroy itself or render itself inoperable after a predefined set of circumstances has occurred. Self-destruct mechanisms are typically found on devices and systems where malfunction could endanger large numbers of people.


  1. self-destruction

    Self-destruction refers to the act or process of causing harm or damage to oneself, intentionally or unintentionally, which may lead to serious consequences including mental, physical and emotional detriment or even death. It can encompass a wide range of behaviors such as substance abuse, self-harm, or engaging in risky activities without regard for personal well-being. The term can also be used metaphorically for entities like organizations or societies that act in ways leading to their own downfall.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-destructionnoun

    the destruction of one's self; self-murder; suicide

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-destruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-destruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of self-destruction in a Sentence

  1. Aesop:

    Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.

  2. Justin Masuka:

    Any system that is not self-sustaining tends to oppose natural flow; and failure to auto-correct leads to self-destruction to give rise to a new system(s) to restore the balance.

  3. Dorothea Brande:

    There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bare only unhappiness if allowed to grow.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    The more resistant we are to the oncoming chaos, the more we will be stuck in a constant struggle and are unable to move forward. One must embrace the chaos in open arms and once the self-destruction ensues, then self-development can follow. One can't get upset at the dying fields when he is constantly warring with the rain clouds

  5. Clifford V. Villalon:

    The human race is bound to survival, not for self-destruction.

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