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Definition of abstemious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

abstemious

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əbˈstimiəs//
 
(formal)
 
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not allowing yourself to have much food or alcohol, or to do things that are enjoyable He was a hard-working man with abstemious habits.
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