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Definition of ABSTINENCE


  • the state of being abstinent (tending to abstain) [n ABSTINENCES]
  • voluntary forbearance esp from indulgence of an appetite also ABSTINENCY [n -S]
  • The fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, typically alcohol
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