abstinence

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

Abstinence

Abstinence is a self-enforced restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to sexual abstinence, or abstinence from alcohol or food. The practice can arise from religious prohibitions and practical considerations. Abstinence may also refer to drugs. For example you c...
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Abstinence

• (n.) The act or practice of abstaining; voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual propensities. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating beverages, -- called also total abstinence. • (n.) The practice of self-deni...
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abstinence

<psychology> Self-denial, a voluntary refraining from the use of or indulgence in food, stimulants or sexual intercourse. ... (15 Jan 1998) ...
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abstinence

(ab´sti-nәns) a refraining from the use of or indulgence in food, stimulants, or coitus. periodic abstinence natural family planning; see contraception.
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abstinence

(from the article `asceticism`) Abstinence and fasting are by far the most common of all ascetic practices. Among the primitive peoples, it originated, in part, because of a belief ...
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abstinence

(from the article `capital and interest`) ...is, whether there was any identifiable contribution to the general product of society that would not be forthcoming if this form of income were ... ...the view—later attacked by Marxists—that savings and the accumulation of capital should be considered parts of the cost of productio...
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abstinence

noun act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
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Abstinence

[conscription] The Abstinence (הִסתַגְפוּת, Ashkenazi pronunciation: Histagfus) tactic of draft evasion was a type of hunger strike (or other forms of self-harm, such as sleep deprivation, tending to cause tachycardia, or self-inflicted wound), employed by young men in the Russian Empire`s Jewish Pale of Settlement (and in neighb...
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Abstinence

Ab'sti·nence noun [ French abstinence , Latin abstinentia , from abstinere . See Abstain .] 1. The act or practice of abstaining; voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of anima...
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abstinence

a refraining from the use of or indulgence in food, stimulants, or sexual intercourse.
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Abstinence

A voluntary decision, usually made in individuals that are not married or in a committed relationship, in which one chooses not to engage in sexual relations of any kind, including oral sex, vaginal sex and anal sex. Reasons for abstinence include prevention of obtaining or spreading a venereal disease, pregnancy prevention and religious purposes.....
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abstinence

abstinence: see fasting; temperance movements.
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Abstinence

Abstinence: The voluntary self-denial of food, drink, or sex. Today, abstinence most commonly refers to denial of one's sexual activity.
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Abstinence

the avoidance of a particular type of food, such as meat, as an act of penance or spiritual discipline.
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abstinence

The practice of refraining from bodily or sensual pleasures in order to attain a higher spiritual state or a more thorough concentration on the sacred. It is integral to the practice of asceticism...
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abstinence

Type: Term Pronunciation: ab′sti-nents Definitions: 1. Refraining from the use of certain foods, alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs, or from sexual activity or other behaviors.
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abstinence

[n] - the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) 2. [n] - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
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