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suicidaladjective

 us   /ˌsu·əˈsɑɪ·dəl/
having the ​tendency to ​want to ​kill yourself
Suicidal also ​meanslikely to ​causeyour own ​defeat: The ​unionleaderargued that a ​strike now would be suicidal.
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suicidaladjective

uk   /ˌsuː.ɪˈsaɪ.dəl/  us   /ˌsuː.əˈsaɪ.dəl/
  • suicidal adjective (DEATH)

People who are suicidal ​want to ​kill themselves or are in a ​mentalstate in which it is ​likely that they will ​try to do so: Pete was so ​depressed after his ​girlfriendleft him that I ​actuallythought he was suicidal.
Suicidal ​behaviour is ​likely to ​result in ​death: He took some suicidal ​risks.
suicidally
adverb uk   /ˌsuː.ɪˈsaɪ.dəl.i/  us   /ˌsuː.əˈsaɪ.dəl.i/
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