English → English - abstinence

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n. self-restraint, forbearance, avoidance
n. abstinence, self-restraint

English → Spanish - abstinence

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s. abstinencia, austeridad, ayuno, dieta, moderación, privación, sobriedad, templanza

English → French - abstinence

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n. abstinence

English → German - abstinence

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n. Abstinenz; Enthaltung

English → Indonesian - abstinence

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n. pantang, pertarakan, pemantangan, penahanan nafsu, tarak

English → Italian - abstinence

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s. astinenza, continenza

English → Polish - abstinence

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n. abstynencja, wstrzemięźliwość

English → Portuguese - abstinence

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s. abstinência

English → Romanian - abstinence

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n. abstinenţă, înfrânare

English → Russian - abstinence

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с. воздержание, трезвенность, умеренность

English → Turkish - abstinence

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i. kaçınma, uzak durma; içkiden uzak durma

English → Ukrainian - abstinence

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n. помірність, невживання, тверезість, утримання

French → English - abstinence

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(f) n. abstinence, self-restraint

English → Dutch - abstinence

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zn. onthouding van (alcohol)

English → Greek - abstinence

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ουσ. αποχή, εγκράτεια

French → Spanish - abstinence

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1. (général) sobriedad (f); abstinencia (f)
2. (stupéfiants) abstinencia (f)
3. (boissons alcooliques) abstinencia (f)

French → German - abstinence

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n. enthaltsamkeit, abstinenz, wahlenthaltung

French → Italian - abstinence

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1. (général) sobrietà (f); astinenza (f)
2. (stupéfiants) astinenza (f)
3. (boissons alcooliques) l'essere astemio; sobrietà {invariable} nel bere

French → Portuguese - abstinence

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1. (général) abstinência (f); sobriedade (f)
2. (stupéfiants) abandono (m)
3. (boissons alcooliques) abstinência (f)

French → Russian - abstinence

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n. воздержанность (f)

French → Turkish - abstinence

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[la] din kuralı gereği et yememe

French → Dutch - abstinence

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1. (général) abstinentie (f); onthouding (f)
2. (stupéfiants) onthouding (f)
3. (boissons alcooliques) geheelonthouding (f); abstinentie (f); onthouding (f)

English → Arabic - abstinence

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‏عدم الاسراف في الطعام والشراب، تقشف‏

English → Chinese - abstinence

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(名) 节制; 戒酒; 禁食; 禁欲

English → Chinese - abstinence

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(名) 節制; 戒酒; 禁食; 禁欲

English → Hindi - abstinence

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n. संयम, परहेज़

English → Japanese - abstinence

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(名) 節制, 禁欲

English → Korean - abstinence

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명. 절제, 자제, 참음

English → Vietnamese - abstinence

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n. sự kiêng ăn
a. thuộc về kiêng cử

Definition of abstinence

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Noun
1. The act or practice of abstaining, refraining from indulging a desire or appetite.
Penance, fasts, and abstinence, / To punish bodies for the soul's offense. - John Dryden
The abstinence from a present pleasure that offers itself is a pain, nay, oftentimes, a very great one. — John Locke
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. — St Augustine
1. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating/alcoholic beverages; total abstinence; teetotalism).
2. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from sexual intercourse, either permanently or until marriage.
3. Ecclesiastical Abstention from certain foods on days of penitential observance.
2. The practice of self-denial; self-restraint; forebearance from anything.
3. Self-denial; abstaining; or forebearance of anything.
4. Delay of spending to accrue capital.
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