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ab•stain



Pronunciation: (ab-stān'), [key]
v.i.
1. to hold oneself back voluntarily, esp. from something regarded as improper or unhealthy (usually fol. by from): to abstain from eating meat.
2. to refrain from casting one's vote: a referendum in which two delegates abstained.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

ABS resinabstainer
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