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Abstinence

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(1):

(n.) The practice of self-denial by depriving one's self of certain kinds of food or drink, especially of meat.

(2):

(n.) The act or practice of abstaining; voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual propensities. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating beverages, - called also total abstinence.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Abstinence'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/abstinence.html. 1828.

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