noun, plural as·ke·ses [uh-skee-seez] /əˈski siz/.
strict self-discipline or self-control, as for religious or meditative purposes.
Origin of askesis
1870–75; Greek askēsis exercise, training, equivalent to askē- (variant stem of askeîn to practice, train) + -sis -sis
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