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incontinence

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noun in·con·ti·nence \(ˌ)in-ˈkän-tə-nən(t)s\

Definition of incontinence

  1. :  the quality or state of being incontinent: as a :  failure to restrain sexual appetite :  unchastity b :  inability of the body to control the evacuative functions of urination or defecation



14th Century

First Known Use of incontinence

14th century


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incontinence

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noun in·con·ti·nence \(ˈ)in-ˈkänt-ən-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of incontinence

  1. 1:  inability or failure to restrain sexual appetite

  2. 2:  inability of the body to control the evacuative functions <fecal incontinence>—see stress incontinence, urge incontinence




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