Abstinence(n.) The act or practice of abstaining; voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual propensities. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating beverages, -- called also total abstinence.
Abstinence(n.) The practice of self-denial by depriving one's self of certain kinds of food or drink, especially of meat.
Abstinency(n.) Abstinence.
Abstinent(a.) Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.
Abstinent(n.) One who abstains.
Abstinent(n.) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.
Abstinently(adv.) With abstinence.

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