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self-devotion

[self-di-voh-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈvoʊ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
intense devotion of oneself to an activity or to a field or profession, as art or science.
2.
devotion of oneself to the care or service of another or others; self-sacrifice:
Her self-devotion to her sick mother prevented her from finishing college.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
Related forms
self-devoted, adjective
self-devotedly, adverb
self-devotedness, noun
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