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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abstinent (adjective form).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.stɪ.nn̩t/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.stə.nn̩t/
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NounEdit

Abstinent (plural Abstinents)

  1. (religion, historical) One of a religious sect that appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and practised abstinence from meat and sex.

ReferencesEdit

  • “Abstinent” in Christine A. Lindberg, editor, The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, 2002, →ISBN, page 7.