Definition of Abstainer in English :

Define Abstainer in English

Abstainer meaning in English

Meaning of Abstainer in English

Pronunciation of Abstainer in English

Abstainer pronunciation in English

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1. abstainer, ascetic

someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

2. abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker

a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages

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verb (intransitive; usually foll by from)
to choose to refrain
he abstained from alcohol
to refrain from voting, esp in a committee, legislature, etc

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verb intransitive
to hold oneself back; voluntarily do without; refrain (from)
to abstain from smoking

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intr.v. ab·stained, ab·stain·ing, ab·stains
1. To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain: abstain from partisan political rhetoric; abstain from drinking alcohol.
2. To refrain from voting: Forty senators voted in favor of the bill, 45 voted against it, and 15 abstained.

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