n 1 : the act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally <the legalistic concept of while of sound mind, which psychiatrically speaking is not possible -Yr. Bk. of Neurology, Psychiatry, & Neurosurgery> 2 : a person who commits or attempts suicide
vb, sui*cid*ed sui*cid*ing vi : to commit suicide vt : to put (oneself) to death .
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