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Definition of intemperance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    intemperance

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtempərəns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtempərəns//
     
    [uncountable] (formal)
     
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  1. 1a lack of control over yourself, especially when this is a habit
  2. 2(especially North American English) the habit of regularly drinking too much alcohol
  3. compare temperance