nephalism

noun neph·a·lism \ ˈnefəˌlizəm \

Definition of nephalism

plural -s
:total abstinence from alcoholic beverages

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Origin and Etymology of nephalism

Middle Greek nēphalismos soberness, from Greek nēphalios sober (from nēphein to be sober, drink no wine) + -ismos -ism; akin to Armenian nautʽi sober


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