Abstinence

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Abstinence Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
  • the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) ,
  • act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

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Abstinence Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Abstinence is a voluntary restraint from following a desire or appetite for certain bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to abstention from sexual intercourse, alcohol or food. The practice can arise from religious prohibitions or practical considerations.

In India, Buddhists, Jains, and some Hindus abstain from eating meat on the grounds both of health and of reverence for all sentient forms of life. Total abstinence from feeding on the flesh of cows is a hallmark of Hinduism.



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* Use, do not abuse neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. - Voltaire


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