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English definition of “abstemious”

abstemious

adjective uk   /æbˈstiː.mi.əs/ formal us  
not doing things that give you pleasure, especially not eating good food or drinking alcoholAbstaining and refraining
abstemiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of abstemious from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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