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Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
One who abstains; a faster. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
First attested in the late 14th century. From Middle English, from Old French abstinent, from Latin abstinēns, present participle of abstineō.
From Middle English abstinent (adjective form).
Trusting that one talk geared toward sex education for teens will keep them abstinent until their wedding night is an ignorant way of thinking.
Once you make the pledge to remain abstinent until marriage, you may want to get a ring.
Learning to avoid environments where heavy smoking will occur will also help keep the newly abstinent person from relapsing.
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms are one of the reasons people have trouble staying abstinent once they decide to quit.
Guided tours also allow people to taste the wines without drawing straws with their companions; making the loser the abstinent designated the driver.
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