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suicide

verb; zero derivation
The act of ending one’s own life; often used loosely instead of literally. Suicide is conventionally used as a noun, but in this instance, it is also used as a noun. It has possibly undergone widening and has become a metaphor because the verb “suicide” does not directly refer to the act of killing oneself; rather, it conveys the emotion of helplessness and despair that often precedes suicide.
 
“If she makes me do a rewrite for this essay one more time, I’m going to suicide.”
Etymology : Suicide is a zero-derivation from the noun suicide “deliberate killing of oneself,” from Modern Latin suicidium “suicide”
Source : friend, 10/27/2013
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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