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  Definition of abstain
  1. choose no to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
  2. refrain from voting
Similar Words: refrain, desist

 

Hyponyms: fast, keep off, avoid, teetotal

 

Derivational Morphology: abstinence, abstention, abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker, ascetic

 

 
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