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 Dictionary entry overview: What does desist mean? 

DESIST (verb)
  The verb DESIST has 1 sense:

1. choose not to consume

  Familiarity information: DESIST used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DESIST (verb)

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Choose not to consume

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking


desist; abstain; refrain

Context example:

I abstain from alcohol

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "desist"):

fast (abstain from eating)

fast (abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons)

avoid; keep off (refrain from certain foods or beverages)

teetotal (practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

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