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noun ab·sti·nence \ˈab-stə-nən(t)s\

Medical Definition of ABSTINENCE

:  voluntary forbearance especially from sexual intercourse or from eating some foods
:  habitual abstaining from intoxicating beverages
ab·sti·nent \-nənt\ adjective
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excessively ornate or intricate
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