Meaning of self-injury in English:

self-injury

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈɪn(d)ʒ(ə)ri/

noun

  • Harm or damage done to oneself; (now) specifically deliberate injury inflicted upon oneself, especially as a manifestation of a psychiatric or psychological disorder.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Younge (fl. 1636–1673), religious writer.