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English definition of “self-harm”

self-harm

verb [I]     /ˌselfˈhɑːm/ US  /-ˈhɑːrm/
to deliberately hurt yourself, for example by cutting yourself, because you have emotional problems or are mentally illMental and psychiatric disorders self-harm     noun [U] the act of self-harmingMental and psychiatric disorders
(Definition of self-harm verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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