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suicidal

adjective uk   us   /ˌsuː.ɪˈsaɪ.dəl/

suicidal adjective (DEATH)

People who are suicidal want to kill themselves or are in a mental state in which it is likely that they will try to do so: Pete was so depressed after his girlfriend left him that I actually thought he was suicidal. Suicidal behaviour is likely to result in death: He took some suicidal risks.

suicidal adjective (DEFEAT)

A suicidal act causes the defeat of the person who does it: It would be suicidal for the prime minister to call an election at a time when he's so unpopular.
suicidally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
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