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ascetic

adjective uk   /əˈset.ɪk/ us    /-ˈset̬-/
avoiding physical pleasures and living a simple life, often for religious reasons: They live a very ascetic life.
ascetically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
asceticism
noun [U] uk   /əˈset.ɪ.sɪ.zəm/ us    /-ˈset̬-/

ascetic

noun [C] uk   /əˈset.ɪk/ us    /-ˈset̬-/
someone who lives an ascetic life, often for religious reasons: He lived as an ascetic.
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