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Spanish translation of “abstinence”

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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.
Translations of “abstinence”
in Korean 절제, 금욕…
in Arabic إمساك, امتِناع عَن…
in French abstinence…
in Italian astinenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戒絕,戒除…
in Russian воздержание…
in Turkish mahrum olma, uzak durma, kaçınma…
in Polish abstynencja, powstrzymanie się…
in Portuguese abstinência…
in German die Enthaltsamkeit, der Entzug…
in Catalan abstinència…
in Japanese 自制, 節制, 禁欲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 戒绝,戒除…
(Definition of abstinence from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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