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noun     suicide pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the action of deliberately killing yourself
    commit suicide (=kill yourself):

    Police believe he committed suicide.

    attempted suicide/suicide attempt:

    Suicide attempts by young men in this age group have trebled.

    1. a.
      [countable] someone who deliberately kills themselves
    2. b.
      [only before noun] used about an attack that will kill the person who makes it

      a suicide mission

  2. 2
    [uncountable] something that you do that is likely to have very bad results for you

    Both companies know it would be suicide to pull out of the deal now.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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