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1Having the property of bringing about its own destruction or annulment; that tends to destroy or cause harm to oneself.
2Of or relating to an artistic movement founded by Gustav Metzger (b. 1926), in which the disintegration or decay of objects is elevated to an artistic process.
Late 19th century. From auto- + destructive. Compare earlier self-destructive, and also earlier auto-destruction.
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