1. abstention

noun. ['əbˈstɛntʃən, æbˈstɛntʃən'] the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol).


  • abstinence
  • self-denial

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Words that Rhyme with Abstention

  • nonintervention
  • contravention
  • circumvention
  • intervention
  • inattention
  • intention

Example sentences of the word abstention

1. Noun, singular or mass
One day before the procedure, the following food abstention should be observed: no coffee.