how to pronounce abstinence

æbstɪnəns

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“… traditionally a time of abstinence and …”

meanings of abstinence

noun:

  1. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating/alcoholic beverages; total abstinence; teetotalism).
  2. Abstention from certain foods on days of penitential observance.
  3. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from sexual intercourse, either permanently or until marriage.
  4. The practice of self-denial; self-restraint; forebearance from anything.
  5. Self-denial; abstaining; or forebearance of anything.
  6. The act or practice of abstaining, refraining from indulging a desire or appetite.
  7. Delay of spending to accrue capital.

words with pronunciation similar to abstinence

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