Translation of "abstinence" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈæb·stɪ·nəns/ us /ˈæb·stə·nəns/ formal

not doing something that you enjoy because it is bad or unhealthy


(Translation of “abstinence” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈӕbstinəns/

the act or habit of abstaining, especially from alcohol

Abstinence from alcohol reduces the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver.

withdrawal from taking alcohol or addictive drugs

He is in heroin abstinence.
go into abstinence

to start a process of withdrawal from addiction

empezar un programa de abstinencia
Most doctors recommend going into alcohol abstinence during pregnancy.

(Translation of “abstinence” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)