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/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /


  • ascetic ascetic  /ə ˈsɛ tɪk/ ?  someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

    ascetic meaning(s) 

    1. (n) someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
    2. (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
    3. (adj) practicing great self-denial


    ascetic usage(s)

    1. Though the leader led the life of an ascetic, he allowed corruption to flourish right under his nose.
    2. After the death of his wife, he lead the life of an ascetic.
  • ascetical ascetical  /ə ˈsɛ tɪ kəl/ ?  pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of…
  • ascetically ascetically  in an ascetic manner
  • asceticism asceticism  /ə ˈsɛ tɪ sɪ zəm/ ?  the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures…
  • asch asch  /ˈæʃ/ ?  United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957)
  • aschelminthes aschelminthes  unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
  • asci asci  saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetes
  • ascidiaceae ascidiaceae  sometimes classified as an order: sea squirts
  • ascidian ascidian  minute sedentary marine invertebrate having a saclike body with siphons through…
  • ascidian tadpole ascidian tadpole  free-swimming larva of ascidians; they have a tail like a tadpole…
  • ascii ascii  /ˈæ ski/ ?  (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by…
  • ascii character ascii character  any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary…
  • ascii character set ascii character set  (computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding…
  • ascii control character ascii control character  ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or…
  • ascii text file ascii text file  a text file that contains only ASCII characters without special formatting
  • ascites ascites  accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
  • ascitic ascitic  of or relating to or resulting from an abnormal accumulation of protein and electrolyte…
  • asclepia meadii asclepia meadii  milkweed of central North America; a threatened species
  • asclepiad asclepiad  /æs ˈkli pɪ æd/ ?  any plant of the family Asclepiadaceae
  • asclepiadaceae asclepiadaceae  widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales;…
  • asclepiadaceous asclepiadaceous  of or relating to plants of the milkweed family
  • asclepias asclepias  genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed
  • asclepias albicans asclepias albicans  tall herb with leafless white waxy stems and whitish starlike flowers;…
  • asclepias curassavica asclepias curassavica  tropical herb having orange-red flowers followed by pods suggesting…
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