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Meaning of ABSTINENT

Pronunciation:  'abstinunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
  2. [adj]  self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink; "not totally abstinent but abstemious"

ABSTINENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: abstainer, abstemious, abstentious, nondrinker
 See Also: human, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, teetotaler, teetotalist, teetotaller



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ab"sti*nent\, a. [F. abstinent, L. abstinens, p. pr.
    of abstinere. See {Abstain}.]
    Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of
    appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. --Beau. & Fl.
  2. \Ab"sti*nent\, n.
    1. One who abstains.
    2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect who appeared in France and
       Spain in the 3d century.