self-harm - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. physical harm that someone with emotional problems deliberately does to their own body, for example by cutting their skin
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derived word

self-harm

 

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verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyself-harm
he/she/itself-harms
present participleself-harming
past tenseself-harmed
past participleself-harmed

Soon afterwards, she started self-harming.