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Verb
Present participle for refrain from drinking alcohol
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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.”
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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.”
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Present participle for keep or withhold oneself
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Present participle for restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight
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Present participle for to refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
Noun
Abstinence from social activities
Noun
An instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion
Noun
The act of traversing
Adjective
Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite
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Adjective
Not drinking alcohol
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