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  1. su·i·cide
    IPA[ˈso͞oəˌsīd]
  2. noun

    • 1. the action of killing oneself intentionally:

      he committed suicide at the age of forty drug-related suicides
    • 2. a person who commits suicide:

      a stretch of the line popular with would-be suicides
    • 3. a course of action that is disastrously damaging to oneself or one's own interests:

      it would be political suicide to restrict criteria for unemployment benefits
    • 4. relating to or denoting a violent act or attack carried out by a person who does not expect to survive it:

      a suicide blast caused more deaths
    • 5. a running drill consisting of a sprint to a set point (especially a line on a basketball court) and back to the start, immediately followed by additional sprints of lengthening distances:

      we shot free throws and if we missed we ran suicides

    verb

    • 1. intentionally kill oneself:

      he leaves the service and then suicides
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: suicide, plural noun: suicides

    • noun

      the action of killing oneself intentionally:

      a person who commits suicide:

    • verb

      intentionally kill oneself:
    • noun

      an introduced gene that causes a tumor cell to produce an enzyme that will attract a drug lethal to the tumor.
    • noun

      a fence-like structure or horizontal net attached to a bridge, tower, or other tall building to prevent suicide attempts:
    • noun

      an upper-body garment packed with explosives that are connected to a detonator, as worn by a suicide bomber:
    • noun

      a message left by a person before taking or attempting to take their own life:
    • noun

      a belt fitted with explosives that are connected to a detonator, as worn by a suicide bomber:
    • noun

      the suicide of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, effected by the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for this purpose:
    • noun

      the regular or continuous monitoring of a person, especially an inmate of a prison or hospital, who is considered to be at risk of committing suicide:
    • noun

      an agreement between two or more people to commit suicide together.
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