Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Excess in eating or drinking. This is the general idea of it; but we may observe, that whatever indulgence undermines the health, impairs the senses, inflames the passions, clouds and sullies the reason, perverts the judgment, enslaves the will or in any way disorders or debilitates the faculties, may be ranked under this vice.
See article TEMPERANCE.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Intemperance'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/i/intemperance.html. 1802.