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abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker(adj)
a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
"not totally abstinent but abstemious"
One who abstains.
One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.
Origin: First attested in the late 14th century. From abstinent, from abstinens, present participle of abstineo. See abstain
refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate
one who abstains
one of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century
Origin: [F. abstinent, L. abstinens, p. pr. of abstinere. See Abstain.]
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