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[uh-see-sis] /əˈsi sɪs/
noun, plural asceses
[uh-see-seez] /əˈsi siz/ (Show IPA)
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noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
the exercise of self-discipline
Word Origin
C19: from Greek, from askein to exercise
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