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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 To·tal a.  Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss. Total darkness.”  “To undergo myself the total crime.”
 Total abstinence. See Abstinence, n., 1.
 Total depravity. Theol. See Original sin, under Original.
 Whole; entire; complete. See Whole.

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.