Meaning of “suicide” in the English Dictionary

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"suicide" in British English

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suicidenoun

uk /ˈsuː.ɪ.saɪd/ us /ˈsuː.ə.saɪd/

suicide noun (DEATH)

B2 [ C or U ] the act of killing yourself intentionally, or a person who has done this:

to attempt/commit suicide
The suicide rate among men between the ages of 16 and 25 has risen alarmingly.
Many suicides occur in prisons.

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(Definition of “suicide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suicide" in American English

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suicidenoun [ 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.

(Definition of “suicide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)