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

 in·tem·per·ance /(ˌ)ɪnˈtɛmp(ə)rən(t)s/

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

 in·tem·per·ance /(ˈ)ɪnˈtɛmp(ə)rən(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·tem·per·ance n.
 1. The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions.
    God is in every creature; be cruel toward none, neither abuse any by intemperance.   --Jer. Taylor.
 Some, as thou sawest, by violent stroke shall die,
 By fire, flood, famine, by intemperance more
 In meats and drinks.   --Milton.
 2. Specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of being intemperate [ant: temperance]
      2: consumption of alcoholic drinks [syn: intemperateness]
      3: immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites [syn: intemperateness,