the caliber of being abstemious temperate or sparing within the usage of food and strong products It expresses a higher amount of abstinence than temperance
- restricted to bare needs
- moderation in eating and ingesting
- the caliber of becoming abstemious, temperate, or sparing in utilization of food and powerful drinks. It conveys a higher degree of abstinence than temperance.
(letter.) The quality of becoming abstemious, temperate, or sparing in the utilization of food and powerful products. It expresses a greater degree of abstinence than temperance.
The reader will perceive that I am treating the subject rather from an economic than a dietetic point of view, and he will not venture to put my abstemiousness to the test unless he has a well-stocked larder.