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ascesis

play
noun as·ce·sis \ə-ˈsē-səs\

Definition of ascesis

plural as·ce·ses play \-ˈsē-(ˌ)sēz\ also as·ke·ses play \-ˈskē-(ˌ)sēz\



Variants of ascesis

also as·ke·sis play \ə-ˈskē-səs\

Origin of ascesis

Late Latin or Greek; Late Latin, from Greek askēsis, literally, exercise, from askein


First Known Use: 1873

Rhymes with ascesis


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