Associations to the word «Abstinence»

Wiktionary

ABSTINENCE, noun. The act or practice of abstaining, refraining from indulging a desire or appetite. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
ABSTINENCE, noun. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating/alcoholic beverages; total abstinence; teetotalism). [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
ABSTINENCE, noun. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from sexual intercourse, either permanently or until marriage. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
ABSTINENCE, noun. (ecclesiastical) Abstention from certain foods on days of penitential observance. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
ABSTINENCE, noun. The practice of self-denial; self-restraint; forebearance from anything. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABSTINENCE, noun. (obsolete) Self-denial; abstaining; or forebearance of anything. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
ABSTINENCE, noun. (business) Delay of spending to accrue capital.
ABSTINENCE OF WAR, noun. (obsolete) A truce
ABSTINENCE ONLY, noun. A form of sex education that advocates only abstinence as a means to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
ABSTINENCE RING, noun. Synonym of purity ring.
ABSTINENCE RINGS, noun. Plural of abstinence ring
ABSTINENCE SYNDROME, noun. (medical) The physical symptoms of an addict when he is withdrawing; withdrawal.
ABSTINENCE SYNDROMES, noun. Plural of abstinence syndrome
ABSTINENCE THEORY, noun. (economics) A theory that abstinence in business will bring benefical interest.

Dictionary definition

ABSTINENCE, noun. The trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol).
ABSTINENCE, noun. Act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite.

Wise words

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