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Definition of abstemious:

  1. Abstaining from wine.
  2. Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
  3. Promotive of abstemiousness.
  4. Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
  5. Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.


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