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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·sti·nence /ˈæbstənən(t)s/
 節制,禁慾,戒酒

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ab·sti·nence /ˈæbstənən(t)s/ 名詞
 禁戒,節制,戒癮,禁忌

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·sti·nence n.
 1. The act or practice of abstaining; voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual propensities. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating beverages, -- called also total abstinence.
    The abstinence from a present pleasure that offers itself is a pain, nay, oftentimes, a very great one.   --Locke.
 2. The practice of self-denial by depriving one's self of certain kinds of food or drink, especially of meat.
 Penance, fasts, and abstinence,
 To punish bodies for the soul's offense.   --Dryden.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 abstinence
      n 1: the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) [syn: abstention]
      2: act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite