Incontinence

Definition of Incontinence

In`con´ti`nence
n.1.
1.Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; lack 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, especially urination, or defecation, so that the discharges are involuntary; as, incontinence of urine.

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elimination, enuresis, evacuation, excreting, excretion, incontinency, urinary incontinence, voiding
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