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incontinent

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adjective in·con·ti·nent \(ˌ)in-ˈkän-tə-nənt\

Simple Definition of incontinent

  • medical : not having control of your bladder or bowels

Full Definition of incontinent

  1. :  not continent: as a (1) :  lacking self-restraint (2) :  not being under control b :  unable to retain urine or feces voluntarily

Examples of incontinent

  1. special products for incontinent patients



Origin of incontinent

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin incontinent-, incontinens, from in- + continent-, continens continent


First Known Use: 14th century


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incontinent

adverb in·con·ti·nent

Definition of incontinent



Origin of incontinent

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin in continenti


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

incontinent

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adjective in·con·ti·nent \(ˈ)in-ˈkänt-ən-ənt\

Medical Definition of incontinent

  1. :  not continent; especially :  unable to retain a bodily discharge (as urine) voluntarily





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