An person who suffers from anorexia is an example of someone who is abstemious.
An abstemious way of life.
Origin of abstemious
- From Latin abstēmius abs-, ab- away ab–1 tēmum liquor variant of tēmētum
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First attested in 1600. From Latin abstēmius (“abstaining from wine”); from ab, abs (“from”) + tēmus, root of tēmētum (“intoxicating drink, mead, wine”), akin to German dämlich (“stupid, silly”), Old Norse þám (“mugginess”), Old Irish tám (“death”), Sanskrit ताम्यति (tāmyati, “he becomes stunned, exhausted”).