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suicide

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈsu·əˌsɑɪd/
the act of killing yourself intentionally: [U] She threatened to commit suicide. Suicide can also refer to any act that has the effect of causing defeat: [U] It would be political suicide for him to refuse to support his own party’s platform.
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