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Definition of: ABSTEMIOUS

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