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Meaning of ABSTAINER

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  1. [n]  a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
  2. [n]  practices self denial as spiritual discipline

ABSTAINER is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: abstinent, ascetic, nondrinker
 See Also: human, individual, mortal, person, puritan, religionist, religious person, somebody, someone, soul, stylite, teetotaler, teetotalist, teetotaller



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab*stain"er\, n.
One who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of
intoxicating liquors.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abstinent, Albigensian, anchorite, Apostolici, ascetic, banian, bhikshu, Catharist, dervish, Encratite, fakir, flagellant, Franciscan, fruitarian, gymnosophist, hermit, hydropot, mendicant, nephalist, puritan, Pythagorean, Pythagorist, Rechabite, Sabbatarian, sannyasi, Shaker, teetotaler, teetotalist, Trappist, vegetarian, Waldensian, water-drinker, yogi, yogin