"abstinence" Definition

  1. 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.
  2. n. The practice of self-denial by depriving one's self of certain kinds of food or drink, especially of meat.

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Position in dictionary: 635 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "abstinence": 1
Words that end with "abstinence": 2
Words that contain "abstinence": 2
Next words in dictionary: abstinency, abstinent, abstinently, abstorted, abstract
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English Dictionary Definition of abstinence

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