[ ab-stey-ner ]
/ æbˈsteɪ nər /


a person who abstains from something regarded as improper or unhealthy, especially the drinking of alcoholic beverages.
a person who abstains from anything.

Origin of abstainer

First recorded in 1525–35; abstain + -er1

Related forms

non·ab·stain·er, noun
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