[self-in-flik-tid, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪnˈflɪk tɪd, ˌsɛlf-/
inflicted by oneself upon oneself:
a self-inflicted wound.
(of an injury) having been inflicted on oneself by oneself
noun, plural selves. 1. a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality: one’s own self. 2. a person’s nature, character, etc.: his better self. 3. personal interest. 4. Philosophy. the ego; that which knows, remembers, desires, suffers, etc., as contrasted with that known, remembered, etc. the uniting principle, as a soul, underlying […]
[self-i-nish-ee-ey-tid, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪ tɪd, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. initiated or begun by oneself.
noun 1. an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the initiative in making friends. 2. readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to lack initiative. 3. one’s personal, responsible decision: to act on one’s own initiative. 4. Government. a procedure by which a specified number of voters may propose a statute, constitutional amendment, […]
verb (used with object), inoculated, inoculating. 1. to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance. 2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner. 3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as […]