self-devotion

[self-di-voh-shuhn, self-]
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:
1805–15

self-devoted, adjective
self-devotedly, adverb
self-devotedness, noun
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