Definitions for abstainer
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to refrain voluntarily, esp. from something regarded as improper or unhealthy (usu. fol. by from):
to abstain from eating meat.
to refrain from casting one's vote:
Two delegates abstained.
Origin of abstain:
1350–1400; ME < MF abstenir蠐 L abstinēre=abs-abs - +-tinēre, comb. form of tenēre to hold, keep
someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker(noun)
a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
Agent noun of abstain; one who abstains; especially, one who abstains from something they enjoy, such as the use of intoxicating liquors; one who practices self-denial.
Origin: First attested in the mid 15th century.
one who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of intoxicating liquors
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