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Meaning of INCONTINENCE

Pronunciation:  `ink'ântununs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
  2. [n]  involuntary urination or defecation
 

INCONTINENCE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: dissoluteness, incontinency, self-gratification
 
 See Also: elimination, enuresis, evacuation, excreting, excretion, indiscipline, rakishness, undiscipline, urinary incontinence, voiding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*con"ti*nence\, Incontinency \In*con"ti*nen*cy\,
n. [L. incontinentia: cf. F. incontinence.]
1. Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or
   restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; want
   of continence; failure to restrain the passions or
   appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness.

         That Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. --1
                                               Cor. vii. 5.

         From the rash hand of bold incontinence. --Milton.

2. (Med.) The inability of any of the animal organs to
   restrain the natural evacuations, so that the discharges
   are involuntary; as, incontinence of urine.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or the escape of stool from the rectum (fecal incontinence).
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Incontinence is the inability to control urination or defecation.
 
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