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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Filled with despair, she continued self-abuse, sometimes with alcohol, sometimes with food.
This website is dedicated to ending self-abuse and offers resources and information, and provides lists of treatment facilities and doctor referrals.
The photos they project of their bruised, bloodied and stitched bodies suggest a practice centering on mutual self-abuse and its documentation, juxtaposed with classical depictions of infants about to be slain.
Even with the buzz sure to start around its Sundance premiere, "Smile" will prove a tough sell commercially, where more sensitive types will blanch at the film's Olympian gauntlet of self-abuse, reckless endangerment and public humiliation.
As well as learning camping, woodcraft, lifesaving and patriotism, there is also an infamous chapter on 'Continence' - warning of the dangers of 'self-abuse' or 'beastliness'.
Gascoigne had one great World Cup, scored a cracking FA Cup semi-final goal and one in the Euros, but all he ever won in a career blighted by reckless self-abuse, was a few pots in Scotland and the FA Cup with Spurs.
For you lawyer-types, a copy of the law may be found at section 18-6.5-108, of the Colorado Revised Statutes, and includes definitions of "exploitation" and "abuse." Abuse under this particular statute includes self-abuse by an at-risk elder.
Our inaction is self-abuse. We must take action in any case.
First to get critiqued was a comedy show, specifically for a skit that "comically" intimated self-abuse, followed by a morning show host's "rude language and demeanor" while conducting an interview, which offended some members of the legal profession.
However, it seems to me that they are ill-equipped to deal with these idiots who do not have the discipline to have a good time without going over the top and becoming dangerously drunk, a condition that is both self-abuse and self-inflicted.
from our hands we know the rules-- self-abuse only and the empty, sour
Ellen Hopkins's newest book, a stand-alone companion piece to Impulse, tackles many troublesome issues facing teens today: drugs, self-abuse, ambition, eating disorders, sexual discovery, racism, love, and abandonment.