abstention noun செய்தலைத் தவிர்த்தல்
1. [ C or U ] when someone chooses not to vote in favour of or against someone or something
There were high levels of abstention ( from voting) in the last elections.
There were ten votes in favour, six against, and three abstentions.
2. [ U ] formal not doing something, such as drinking alcohol or having sex
Abstention from alcohol is essential while you are taking this medication.