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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker(adj)

    a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages

  2. abstinent, abstentious(adj)

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

    "not totally abstinent but abstemious"


  1. abstinent(Noun)

    One who abstains.

  2. abstinent(Noun)

    One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.

  3. Origin: First attested in the late 14th century. From abstinent, from abstinens, present participle of abstineo. See abstain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abstinent(adj)

    refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate

  2. Abstinent(noun)

    one who abstains

  3. Abstinent(noun)

    one of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century

  4. Origin: [F. abstinent, L. abstinens, p. pr. of abstinere. See Abstain.]

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