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self-injury

(sĕlf′ĭn′jə-rē)
n.
Self-inflicted physical harm, such as cutting, that is not suicidal and is usually a response to stress or trauma. Also called self-harm, self-mutilation.

self-injury,

n the act of intentionally hurting oneself. One manifestation of this is known as
cutting.
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We probably have some time to wait until universities abandon exercises in selfmutilation and instead rededicate themselves to free inquiry.
We would see it for what it really is-a form of selfmutilation, if not slow, deliberate suicide.
a reluctance to be handled or aggression on being handled or the appearance of abnormal or unusual behavior (such as withdrawal, selfmutilation, or stereotypical behavior).
He then made up the selfmutilation story to cover his tracks and avoid a prison sentence.
Lacing a multiple revenge narrative that makes Point Blank look like a kid's game of tit for tat with themes of incest, selfmutilation and emotional manipulation that Greek tragedy might find a bit extreme, it's a dazzlingly ugly, brutal yet strangely poetic film that teaches how revenge makes monsters of everyone, hatred for others ultimately turning back on itself.
Lawyers for Andre Thomas, 25, say his gruesome selfmutilation proves he is insane and that he should never have been condemned to death.
The selfmutilation of cosmetic surgery, the pharmacy of prescription drugs that he carried in that frail frame, the eccentricities that often seem to shade over into insanity - none of it matters a damn.