intemperance[in tem′pər əns]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a lack of temperance or restraint; immoderation
- excessive drinking of alcoholic liquor
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Lack of temperance, as in the indulgence of an appetite or a passion.
- Excessive use of alcoholic beverages.