- Choosing to refrain from something, especially alcohol or sexual activity.
- Marked by self-restraint and self-control.
From latin abstinentem, from abstinere "to hold back, abstain from".
- He is abstinent from alcohol and drugs.
- The group is abstinent from smoking, drinking and drugs.
- She has been abstinent from sexual activity for several months.
- The doctor recommended an abstinent lifestyle to improve his health.
- He is an abstinent person and does not indulge in any vices.