Adjective "Abstinent" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Abstinent


    Definition:

    1. forbearance from any indulgence of appetite, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages: total abstinence.

    2. any self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance.

    3. Economics. the conserving of current income in order to build up capital or savings.

    4. the state of being without a drug, as alcohol or heroin, on which one is dependent.

    Origin:
    abstinence

    Examples:

    "sufferers can be abstinent."