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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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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
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 new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)
by John Craig (F.G.S.)
ABSORBABILITY— ABSTINENT. ABSTORTED— A BSTRACTITIOUS. Absorbability, ab-sawr-ba-bil'e-te, s. The capacity of being absorbed. Absorbable, ab-sawrna-bl, a. Capable of being absorbed. Absorbent, ab-s.iwr'bent, a. That absorbs ...
by James Rawson
Sparing, abstinent, temperate, sober. ABSTERGENT.— Cleansing, purgative, purifying, abstersive. ABSTINENT. — Abstemious, temperate, sober. ABSURD. — Foolish, irrational, ridiculous, preposterous, inconsistent. ABUNDANT. — Plentiful ...
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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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