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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
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