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n. ab'-stuh-nuhns

1) The act of not indulging in a certain conduct or desire.
2) The act of remaining a virgin until marriage.
1) Marco practiced abstinence to end his addiction to cigarettes.
2) Emilia used abstinence to stay sexually pure for her future husband.
by Megan A November 28, 2006
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1. A form of STD/Pregnancy Prevention used by intelligent people. Not necessarily just for the church-ie/"fat" kind of people.
2. A fool-proof way to prevent being a slut.
1. I'm atheist, skinny, and have a boyfriend, but I practice abstinence because I'm smarter than getting pregnant when I'm 15.
2. OMG, can u lyk b leev tat Sara iz abstinent?
by akumu September 30, 2005
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The single most effective way of protection against STDs. Reportedly 99.99% effective.
Remember Jesus.
Abstinence is the best form of protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
by Moonflash September 19, 2005
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According to recent studies, scientists have come to the shocking conclusion that abstinence is the only full-proof way to not get an STD or pregnant.

FACT
You don't have to be fat, ugly, or religious to practice abstinence. All you have to be is smart.
by the.marionette January 10, 2008
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Most commonly known for not having sex until marriage. Also can mean not drinking till legal age (sometimes not drinking alcohol at all), not smoking and staying away from drugs
person 1- want some pot

person 2- nah thanks brah but ill stick to being a person with abstinence
by itsmeagain:) April 16, 2013
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The other definitions here are actually wrong.Abstinence I the act of not doing, I.e abstaining from any choice that could be perceived as immoral. This can and often does refer to sex but can also refer to alcohol, drugs, or other things.
Matt wants to focus on his classes and will choose abstinence at the party.
by Kaon the Spirit December 12, 2013
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The best type of STD pervention. Close your legs and no diseases come in.
The AIDS virus can easily go through the latex molecules in a condom.
by GANJAMAN March 24, 2005
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