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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Self-pollution self-abuse, masturbation
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.


In literature:

Is your soul not poverty and pollution and wretched self-complacency?
"Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None" by Friedrich Nietzsche
The effects of either self-pollution or excessive sexual indulgence, appear in many forms.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Self-pollution, or onanism, is one of the most prolific sources of evil, since it leads both to the degradation of body and mind.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
If illicit commerce of the sexes is a heinous sin, self-pollution, or masturbation, is a crime doubly abominable.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
If the deaths were attributed primarily to loss of strength occasioned by self-pollution, it would be much nearer the truth.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
To her the plague was better than self-slaughter, as self-slaughter was better than pollution.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
In cases where it seems to be "acquired," he lays stress upon the habit of self-pollution.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Denial of one's better self seals the lips or pollutes them.
"Labor and Freedom" by Eugene V. Debs

In news:

A handful of profit-driven biotechnology corporations are rewriting the genetic code of the tree of life, radically altering the composition of our food and releasing self-replicating genetic pollution into the natural world.
Self-propelled sludge ships to service its Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Brooklyn, NY.

In science:

As a consequence, the pollution process would involve less convolutions at this stage, and thus may be better captured by the nonlinear integral model, which can be roughly viewed as a discrete self-convolution model in Laplace space.
The Pollution of Pristine Material in Compressible Turbulence
Cen exhibits a large metallicity spread, with the more metal-rich stars exhibiting very large s-process element enhancements, implying an age spread and self-pollution.
Detailed Composition of Starts in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
Therefore, full chemical evolution models including the contribution of the three polluters (and mixing between the ejecta of the polluters and fresh gas) need to be considered if we try to explain fully self-consistently both the helium and metallicity one between the rMS and the bMS.
The origin of the double main sequence in Omega Centauri: Helium enrichment due to gas fueling from its ancient host galaxy ?