The definition of abstemious is someone who abstains or is moderate, often specifically in their consumption of food and beverage.(adjective)
An person who suffers from anorexia is an example of someone who is abstemious.
See abstemious in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L abstemius, abstaining from alcoholic liquor < ab(s)-, from + root of temetum, strong drink
See abstemious in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin abstēmius
Origin: : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1
Origin: + *tēmum, liquor
Origin: , variant of tēmētum.
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