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[n] a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
[adj] self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink; "not totally abstinent but abstemious"


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\Ab"sti*nent\, a. [F. abstinent, L. abstinens, p. pr. of abstinere. See {Abstain}.] Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. --Beau. & Fl.
\Ab"sti*nent\, n.
1. One who abstains.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.

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