Definition of self-abuse in English:

self-abuse

noun

  • 1Behavior which causes damage or harm to oneself.

    • ‘How can we be sure it is not a symbol of self-abuse?’
    • ‘The fun is all in the self-absorbed self-abuse, the modern rules of attraction and dating, and a complete over-the-top obsession with music.’
    • ‘As for anything in a multiplex, forget it, unless you're into aural self-abuse.’
    • ‘Today, back to the self-abuse I call ‘two-a-days’ at the gym.’
    • ‘Constipation and self-abuse decreased while mood improved.’
    1. 1.1euphemistic Used euphemistically to refer to masturbation.

Pronunciation

self-abuse

/ˌsɛlfəˈbjus//ˌselfəˈbyo͞os/