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Definition of the noun abstinent
What does abstinent mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
Alternative definition of the noun abstinent
- One who abstains.
- [context: ecclesiastical history] One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.
Definition of the adjective abstinent
What does abstinent mean as an attribute of a noun?
- self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
Alternative definition of the adjective abstinent
- Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. - Beaumont and Fletcher
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A Culturally Specific Model by Roland Williams, Terence Gorski
Being abstinent means you just don't use drugs and alcohol, but often are using the same old addict behaviors. By the way, if you are still doing it, it isn't “old behavior.” We see many people get into the “drydrunk” syndrome where they don 't go ...
by Adrian Room
abrogate see abdicate abstemious see abstinent abstention/abstinence Abstention is the act of abstaining, especially when withholding one's vote at an election: There were 101 votes for, 57 against, and four abstentions.' Abstinence is also ...
With a Complete Grammar in Accordance with the Resolutions of the International Academy of the Universal Language and a Brief History of the Neutral Language by Michael Andrew Francis Holmes
by John Platts
ABSTINENT, [abstinens, L.] refraining from any sensual enjoyment. SoBER, [ sobrius, L.] sparing in diet, especially in the use of strong drinks. ABSTEMIous, [ abstemius, L.] properly abstaining from too free a use of food and drink. TEMPERATE ...
by Gary L. Fisher, Nancy A. Roget
Behavioral approaches provide tobacco users with important skills needed to quit and remain abstinent. Moreover, some individuals cannot afford the drugs or nicotine replacement therapies used to treat nicotine dependence or cannot use ...
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)
Volume One by Larry R. Squire
initially abstinent drug-addicted (cocaine, alcohol, and methamphetamine) subjects. These studies generally demonstrate that the regional fMRI activations are more sensitive in predicting relapse than task-related behavioral performance.
Concise English Dictionary (2007)
by Wordsworth Editions, Limited
abstinent ab'stin-ant, adj. abstaining: temperate. — ns. ab stinence an abstaining or refraining, especially from some indulgence (with/mm); ab'stlnency the quality of ...
A dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, A grammar of the English language. [Another] (1799)
by Samuel Johnson
Temperate ; sober ; abstinent. ArLuthnot. ABSTE'MIOUSLY. ad. [from absttmiout.] Temperately; soberly ; without indulgence. ABSTE MIOUSNESS. / The quality of beietg abstemious. ABSTE NTION./ [from abstineo, Lat.] The act oi holding off, ...
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1I1N1E1N1T1
The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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