Abstemious: Marked by restraint, especially in the consumption of food or alcohol.
From the Latin prefix "abs-," meaning "from" or "away," and the Latin noun "temetum," meaning "intoxicating drink."
adjective 1. sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet. 2. characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life. 3. sparing: an abstemious diet. Origin ...
Definition of ABSTEMIOUS: marked by restraint especially in the consumption of food or alcohol; also: reflecting such restraint <an abstemious diet>
abÂ·steÂ·miÂ·ous (b-st m-s, b-) adj. 1. Eating and drinking in moderation. 2. Characterized by abstinence or moderation: The hermit led an abstemious way of life.
Abstaining from wine. Under his special eye Abstemious I grew up and thrived amain. - John Milton Â· Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food ...
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