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Meaning of abstemious

ab•ste•mi•ous

Pronunciation: (ab-stē'mē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.
  2. characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life.
  3. sparing: an abstemious diet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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