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Translation of "abstinence" - English-Spanish dictionary

abstinence

noun [no plural]   /ˈæb·stɪ·nəns/ formal
not doing something that you enjoy because it is bad or unhealthy abstinencia
(Definition of abstinence from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

abstinence

noun /ˈӕbstinəns/
the act or habit of abstaining, especially from alcohol abstinencia Abstinence from alcohol reduces the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver.
withdrawal from taking alcohol or addictive drugs abstinencia 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.
(Definition of abstinence from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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