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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages;
[syn: abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink;
- Example: "not totally abstinent but abstemious"
[syn: abstinent, abstentious]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abstinent \Ab"sti*nent\, a. [F. abstinent, L. abstinens, p. pr. of abstinere. See Abstain.] Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abstinent \Ab"sti*nent\, n. 1. One who abstains. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

abstinent adj 1: self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink; "not totally abstinent but abstemious" [syn: abstinent, abstentious] n 1: a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages [syn: abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker] [ant: drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper]