(?), n. [F. intemprance, L. intemperantia. See In- not, and Temperance.]
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1. The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions.
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God is in every creature; be cruel toward none, neither abuse any by intemperance.
Jer. Taylor.
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Some, as thou sawest, by violent stroke shall die,
By fire, flood, famine, by intemperance more
In meats and drinks.
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2. Specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors.
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