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Definition of Abstainer

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one who refrains from, one who denies oneself something (especially something pleasurable)
Abstainer Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
One who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of intoxicating liquors.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\ab*stain"er\ (&?;), n. one who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of intoxicating liquors.

The Devil's Dictionary
Abstainer, (n.)

A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.

Said a man to a crapulent youth: "I thought
You a total abstainer, my son."
"So I am, so I am," said the scapegrace caught --
"But not, sir, a bigoted one."

The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

1. practices self denial as spiritual discipline
(synonym) ascetic
(hypernym) religionist, religious person
(hyponym) puritan
(derivation) abstain, refrain, desist
2. a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
(synonym) abstinent, nondrinker
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) teetotaler, teetotaller, teetotalist
(derivation) abstain, refrain, desist
Abstainer Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abstentionism is standing for election to a deliberative assembly while refusing to take up any seats won or otherwise participate in the assembly's business. Abstentionism differs from an election boycott in that abstentionists participate in the election itself. Abstentionism has been used by Irish republican political movements in the United Kingdom and Ireland since the early 19th century. It was also used by Hungarian and Czech nationalists in the Austrian Imperial Council in the 1860s.

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Abstainer Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
person who does not drink alcohol