What does abstinent mean?
The definition of abstinent
Ab”sti*nent, a.
Etym: [F. abstinent, L. abstinens, p. pr. of abstinere. See Abstain.]

Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. Beau. & Fl.

Ab”sti*nent, n.
1 One who abstains.
2 (Eccl. Hist.)
One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.