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self-embedding

self-embedding
 n.— «Health officials in Chicago are warning about a growing trend among teenagers who inflict pain on themselves by inserting foreign objects under their skin. The practice, called “self embedding,” is similar to cutting and is most likely to affect girls between 15 and 18 who suffer from depression.» —“Troubled Teens Inserting Objects under Skin, Doctors Warn” MyFox Dallas (Texas) Dec. 4, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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