abstinence


abstinence

noun

Definition of ABSTINENCE

1
voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites <a cleric vainly preaching abstinence in a world where self-indulgence is regarded as almost a virtue>
2
abstention from sexual intercourse <an AIDS-prevention program that relies primarily on abstinence>

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