What does abstinent mean?

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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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abstinent

    abs′tin-ent, adj. abstaining from: temperate.—n. Abs′tinence, an abstaining or refraining, especially from some indulgence (with from)—also Abs′tinency.—adv. Abs′tinently. [See Abstain.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abstinent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abstinent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Kalivas:

    Certainly for years after being abstinent, they can suddenly get an uncontrollable motivation to take the drug, that always seemed to us to be the result of some enduring change, or a vulnerability left in the brain by the repeated use of drugs.

  2. Celia Morgan:

    Ketamine is a well-tolerated drug and can help alleviate the symptoms of depression, with a pilot study suggesting that it could cut alcohol relapse rates by more than half, this trial will allow us to examine whether ketamine, combined with therapy, can indeed help people stay abstinent from alcohol.

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