self-injure

self-injure
/sɛlf-ˈɪndʒə/ (say self-'injuh)

verb (i) (self-injured, self-injuring)
to injure oneself intentionally, usually as a manifestation of a psychological disorder.
Also, self-harm.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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