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


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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