Medical Dictionary

abstinence

noun ab·sti·nence \ˈab-stə-nən(t)s\

Medical Definition of ABSTINENCE

1
:  voluntary forbearance especially from sexual intercourse or from eating some foods
2
:  habitual abstaining from intoxicating beverages
ab·sti·nent \-nənt\ adjective

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