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ab•ste•mi•ous



Pronunciation: (ab-stē'mē-us), [key]
adj.
1. sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.
2. characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life.
3. sparing: an abstemious diet.

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

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