ALL meanings of abstinent

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  • noun abstinent forbearance from any indulgence of appetite, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages: total abstinence. 1
  • noun abstinent any self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance. 1
  • noun abstinent Economics. the conserving of current income in order to build up capital or savings. 1
  • noun abstinent the state of being without a drug, as alcohol or heroin, on which one is dependent. 1
  • adjective abstinent restrained, not self-indulgent 1
  • adjective abstinent teetotal, refraining from alcohol 1
  • noun abstinent Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. (First attested around 1350 to 1470.)0. 1
  • noun abstinent One who abstains; a faster. 0
  • noun abstinent (usually capitalized, religion, historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex. 0
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