Pronunciation: (sOO'u-sīd"), [key]
—n., v., -cid•ed, -cid•ing.
1. the intentional taking of one's own life.
2. destruction of one's own interests or prospects: Buying that house was financial suicide.
3. a person who intentionally takes his or her own life.
to commit suicide.
to kill (oneself).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.