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Present participle for to refrain from doing something
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“Pregnant women have been urged to abstain from alcohol by scientists who claim that even small amounts can damage the development of a baby's brain.”
Present participle for formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion
“Also, a member state could abstain in a vote and make a formal declaration that it would not be bound by the vote.”
Present participle for to not drink alcohol
Present participle for restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight
Present participle for to restrict one's consumption, typically of food
The act of restraining oneself from doing or indulging in something
An instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion
The act of traversing
Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite
Not drinking alcohol
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