Abstemious

Definition of Abstemious

Ab`ste´mi`ous
a.1.Abstaining from wine.
Under his special eye
Abstemious I grew up and thrived amain.
- Milton.
2.Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
Instances of longevity are chiefly among the abstemious.
- Arbuthnot.
3.Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.
4.Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
5.Promotive of abstemiousness.
Such is the virtue of the abstemious well.
- Dryden.

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