teetotalism

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tee·to·tal·er

or tee·to·tal·ler  (tē′tōt′l-ər) also tee·to·tal·ist (-ĭst)
n.
One who abstains completely from alcoholic beverages.

tee·to′tal·ism n.

tee•to•tal•ism

(tiˈtoʊt lˌɪz əm, ˈtiˌtoʊt-)

n.
the principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink.
[1834]

teetotalism

the principle or conscious practice of complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Also called total abstinence. — teetotaler, n.
See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teetotalism - abstaining from alcohol
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

teetotalism

noun
The practice of refraining from use of alcoholic liquors:
Translations

teetotalism

[ˈtiːˈtəʊtəlɪzəm] Nabstinencia f (de bebidas alcohólicas)

teetotalism

nAbstinenz f
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