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intemperance

noun in·tem·per·ance \(ˌ)in-ˈtem-p(ə-)rən(t)s\

Definition of INTEMPERANCE

:  lack of moderation; especially :  habitual or excessive drinking of intoxicants

Examples of INTEMPERANCE

  1. <in his harangue on the perils of drink, the prohibitionist claimed that intemperance has always been the number one destroyer of marriages>
  2. <there's a wearisome intemperance in his verbal attacks against any and all who dare to disagree with him>

First Known Use of INTEMPERANCE

15th century

intemperance

noun in·tem·per·ance \(ˈ)in-ˈtem-p(ə-)rən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTEMPERANCE

:  lack of moderation; especially :  habitual or excessive drinking of intoxicants
in·tem·per·ate \-p(ə-)rət\ adjective

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