1. The act of ascending; an ascent.
    The ascension of the hot-air balloon gave us a better view.
  2. That which rises, as from distillation.
    • vaporous ascensions from the stomach
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Proper noun
  1. (religion) entering heaven while still alive
  2. (Christianity) specifically, the believed entry of Jesus Christ into heaven after his resurrection.
  3. (Christianity) a holiday celebrating the Ascension of Jesus, 40 days after Easter.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Portuguese: Ascensão
  • Russian: вознесе́ние

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