bed-wetting

noun

bed-wet·​ting ˈbed-ˌwe-tiŋ How to pronounce bed-wetting (audio)
: enuresis especially when occurring in bed during sleep
bed wetter noun
or bed-wetter

Examples of bed-wetting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The autoimmune condition typically causes symptoms like insatiable thirst, bed-wetting, frequent bathroom trips, weight loss, and emotional challenges, among others. Tiffany Ayuda, SELF, 10 Nov. 2023 Among a certain kind of libertarian-leaning tech executive, criticism of disinformation on social networks has almost always been cause to roll the eyes: magical thinking from bed-wetting liberals who believe dangerous ideas can be snuffed out through censorship alone. Casey Newton, The Verge, 7 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bed-wetting was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Bed-wetting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bed-wetting. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

bed-wetting

noun
bed-wet·​ting
-ˌwet-iŋ
: the accidental release of urine especially when occurring in bed during sleep
bed-wetter
-ər
noun

Medical Definition

bed-wetting

noun
bed-wet·​ting -ˌwet-iŋ How to pronounce bed-wetting (audio)
: enuresis especially when occurring in bed during sleep
bed-wetter noun

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