ALL meanings of abstinence

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  • uncountable noun abstinence Abstinence is the practice of abstaining from something such as alcoholic drink or sex, often for health or religious reasons. 3
  • noun abstinence the act or practice of refraining from some action or from the use of something, esp alcohol 3
  • noun abstinence the practice of refraining from specific kinds of food or drink, esp from meat, as an act of penance 3
  • noun abstinence the act of voluntarily doing without some or all food, drink, or other pleasures 3
  • noun abstinence abstention from flesh meat on certain designated days 3
  • noun abstinence forbearance from any indulgence of appetite, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages: total abstinence. 1
  • noun abstinence any self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance. 1
  • noun abstinence Economics. the conserving of current income in order to build up capital or savings. 1
  • noun abstinence the state of being without a drug, as alcohol or heroin, on which one is dependent. 1
  • noun abstinence not drinking alcohol 1
  • noun abstinence self-restraint 1
  • noun abstinence The fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, typically alcohol. 1
  • noun abstinence The act or practice of abstaining, refraining from indulging a desire or appetite. 0
  • noun abstinence The practice of self-denial; self-restraint; forebearance from anything. 0
  • noun abstinence (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Self-denial; abstaining; or forebearance of anything. 0
  • noun abstinence (business) Delay of spending to accrue capital. 0
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