self-abuse


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self-abuse

(sĕlf′ə-byo͞os′)
n.
1. Abuse of oneself or one's abilities.
2. Masturbation.
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The result of this process of self-abuse is the ultimate realisation that she should take charge of her own life and seek help.
In order to avoid this note to Liam Byrne carrying even a hint of self-abuse, let alone suicidal tendencies, we need to include two further points: ideas on how we will raise some of the funds locally and secondly, proposals for how we will manage transport in the region better.
The Palestinian civil war and the trashing of Gaza in the days following the 40th anniversary of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war signify the death knell of a politics by which a people continue to innovate new ways for self-abuse.
The host of hit Channel 4 show Ten Years Younger helps people who have aged prematurely due to stress, self-abuse or low self-esteem.
Skeptics may doubt that such self-abuse comes properly under the rubric of devotion.
Songs Of Freedom" is strongly recommended reading, especial for anyone having to recover from the spiritual and emotional damage of promiscuity, involvement with cults or the occult, flawed parenting, and the myriad forms of self-abuse that are to be encountered in an anti-Christian secular society.
Self-abuse as part of a religious journey was culturally nurtured, and Catholicism provided a precedent for it.
Carton, a victim of his own verbal self-abuse, physically resembles Darnay but cannot possibly be like him.
They include adultery, death, suicide, self-abuse, disability, under-age sex and that's just for starters.
The term suggests that the disease is caused by that self-abuse resulting from excessive drinking.
The term really suggests that the disease is caused by the self-abuse resulting from excessive drinking.