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ascesis

[uh-see-sis]
noun, plural as·ce·ses [uh-see-seez] /əˈsi siz/.
  1. askesis.
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British Dictionary definitions for ascesis

ascesis

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
  1. the exercise of self-discipline
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek, from askein to exercise
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