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tee·to·tal

 (tē′tōt′l)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
2. Total; absolute.

[Probably partly tee (pronunciation of the first letter in total) + total (abstinence), and partly reduplication of total.]

tee·to′tal·ly adv.

teetotal

(tiːˈtəʊtəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or practising abstinence from alcoholic drink
2. dialect complete
[C19: allegedly coined in 1833 by Richard Turner, English advocate of total abstinence from alcoholic liquors; probably from total, with emphatic reduplication]
teeˈtotaller, teeˈtotalist n
teeˈtotally adv
teeˈtotalism n

tee•to•tal

(tiˈtoʊt l, ˈtiˌtoʊt l)

adj., v. -taled, -tal•ing (esp. Brit.) -talled, -tal•ling. adj.
1. pledged to or advocating total abstinence from intoxicating drink.
2. Informal. absolute; complete.
v.i.
3. to practice teetotalism.
[reduplicated variant of total, coined by R. Turner, of Preston, England, in 1833, in a speech advocating total abstinence from alcoholic drinks]
tee•to′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.teetotal - practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages
desist, refrain, abstain - choose not to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
Adj.1.teetotal - practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
sober - not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

teetotal

adjective abstinent, on the wagon (informal), abstemious, dry (informal), off the booze (informal), off the sauce (informal) He won't be having a drink as he's teetotal.
Translations
abstinentníabstinentský
afholds-
raivoraitis
koji ne pije alkohol
bindindis-
絶対禁酒の
절대 금주의
abstinentasabstinentiškasblaivininkaspalaikantis blaivybę
nedzerošstāds, kas nelieto alkoholu
nykterhets-
เกี่ยวกับเลิกเหล้าอย่างสิ้นเชิง
alkol kullanmayanYeşilaycı
không uống rượu

teetotal

[ˈtiːˈtəʊtl] ADJ [person] → abstemio
the Methodist church used to be teetotallos metodistas eran abstemios

teetotal

[ˌtiːˈtəʊtəl] adj [person] → abstinent(e)
I'm teetotal
BUT Je ne bois jamais d'alcool.

teetotal

adj personabstinent; party etcohne Alkohol; to be teetotalabstinent sein, Antialkoholiker(in) m(f)sein

teetotal

[ˈtiːˈtəʊtl] adjastemio/a

teetotal

(tiːˈtəutl) adjective
never taking alcoholic drink. The whole family is teetotal.
teeˈtotaller , (American) teeˈtotaler noun
a person who is teetotal.

teetotal

لا يَشْرَبُ الكُحُولِيَات abstinentský afholds- abstinent απέχων από οινοπνευματώδη abstemio raivoraitis anti-alcool koji ne pije alkohol astemio 絶対禁酒の 절대 금주의 alcoholvrij totalavholds abstynencki abstémio, abstêmio трезвенник nykterhets- เกี่ยวกับเลิกเหล้าอย่างสิ้นเชิง Yeşilaycı không uống rượu 滴酒不沾的
References in classic literature ?
It suffers teetotal picnic-parties to encamp amid its savage hollows, and it humbly allows itself to be painted by the worst artists.
Then came the Teetotal Society, who complained that these same people would get drunk, and showed in tabular statements that they did get drunk, and proved at tea parties that no inducement, human or Divine (except a medal), would induce them to forego their custom of getting drunk.
I've been on his teetotal hooker four days now, and I'm perishing.
As I don't want you to think that I am unduly partial to the girl we shall say that she failed decidedly to endear herself to that simple, virtuous and, I believe, teetotal household.
While she was teetotal and a non-smoker, Susannah - who retired in 1965 - did allow herself a few small pleasures.
I'm not completely teetotal, I have had a drink tonight.
It had the second lowest proportion of people who said they were teetotal.
It's certainly an interesting point, but whether teetotal Muslims are really responsible for the decline of the pub trade is debatable.
Dread because I reckon that, while I'd be happy to be teetotal, other people may well struggle with it.
I didn't know he was a teetotal, so I thought it was best not to inform him about the bottle of wine that went into my pan of Scouse.
The comic, who's now teetotal, told fellow-Scot Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show: "I had a very quiet time compared to the normal Scottish New Year I used to have when I was a drinker.
The CIU was established in 1862 as a teetotal organisation in London.