ascesis

[ uh-see-sis ]
/ əˈsi sɪs /

noun, plural as·ce·ses [uh-see-seez] /əˈsi siz/.

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British Dictionary definitions for ascesis

ascesis

/ (əˈsiːsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

the exercise of self-discipline

Word Origin for ascesis

C19: from Greek, from askein to exercise
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