1. Abstaining from wine.
  2. Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
  3. Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.
  4. Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
  5. Promotive of abstemiousness.