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abstinence

Name for austerity (Latin abstinere = contained, keep away). The term is often used with abandonment alcohol or meat dishes or even associated with sexual abstinence. In particular, "abstainer" refers colloquially to a person who abstains from alcohol. See also below alcoholism. alcohol ban. health. prohibition. intoxication. drinking culture and To drink,

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