abstinence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abstinence
ABS THIN ence. A person maintained abstinence when he restrained from pleasant things like food and drinks!!!
abstinence (sounds like absent) : like being absent from enjoying pleasant things
ab+stinence..(looks like STRINGENC(y)....MEANS sticking to the rules)...so your doctor has asked you to stick to the rule of eating only bread ,if you want to reduce your belly.
Ab is root which means away from something
Ab+ stin+ence: Absent from nonsense like alcohol
abs are nonsense so there is no restaint for eatind and drinking(food lover is thinking lyk da assume)
soundslike abstinance came from abstain: non-participation in pleasant things