To fake one's death; to make others believe one has commited suicide
When John commited pseudocide, he watched the reports on his own death the next day.
by Tyler McBride October 7, 2007
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An act of self-harm that is in no way intended to kill the harmee; the sort of attempt to express dissatisfaction with one's life that mental health professionals sometimes refer to as a 'cry for help', for example, Fall Out Boy lead singer Pete Wentz's overdose of the anti-depressant Atavan.
Elton John once committed pseudocide by sticking his head in a gas oven after putting out the pilot light.
by Amanda the Quirky One October 16, 2007
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a fake suicide (mostly used for photography purposes or some sort of spiritual/symbolic means.
person1: "Hey i heard that chick in your math class killed herself."

person2: "Nah, it was just a pseudocide. The pics are on Myspace."
by Powers27 June 4, 2007
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Someone who tries to fake a suicide for attention
"he is so pseudocidal, he didn't even load the gun before fake shooting himself in front of his parents"
by AustinLU March 28, 2009
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A term used when a person-usually teenaged-acts out in a somewhat lame suicidal manner to get attention.
Ben was pseudocidal when he swallow a whole bottle of Flinstone vitamins.
by schuyler_15 April 8, 2009
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Dramatic exaggerated harmless attempt at suicide, rarely successful, and not meant to actually result in death, but to garner attention.
That crayzee emo patient in room 14 said he wanted to kill himself, his plan was to overdose on 4 tylenol. He's "pseudocidal"
by Nurse Wretched February 7, 2012
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Deleting or removing an old screen name or email address.
Closing my AOL account was pseudocide, but at least my ex-girlfriend can no longer find me.
by LAblows April 17, 2009
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