Definition of abnegation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

abnegation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌæbnɪˈɡeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the act of not allowing yourself to have something that you want; the act of rejecting something
NAmE//ˈæbnɪˌɡeɪt//
 
verb [transitive] abnegate something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: abnegation