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Definition of the noun abstinent

What does abstinent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages

Alternative definition of the noun abstinent


  1. One who abstains.
  2. [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?


  1. self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink

Alternative definition of the adjective abstinent


  1. Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. - Beaumont and Fletcher

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Google previewRelapse Prevention Counseling for African Americans (2016)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of the Neutral Language (idiom Neutral) Neutral-English and English-neutral (1903)

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


Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (2008)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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.

Google previewConcise 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 ...

Google previewA 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

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