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abstention


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abstention  \Ab*sten"tion\,  a.  [F.  See  {Abstain}.] 
  The  act  of  abstaining;  a  holding  aloof.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abstention 
  n  :  the  trait  of  abstaining  (especially  from  alcohol)  [syn:  {abstinence}] 




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