Definition of abstemious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abstemious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//əbˈstiːmiəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈstiːmiəs//
 
(formal) Healthy eating habits
 
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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. See related entries: Healthy eating habits Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin abstemius, (from ab- ‘from’ + a word related to temetum ‘alcoholic liquor’) + -ous.
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