continence

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noun con·ti·nence \ˈkän-tə-nən(t)s\

Definition of continence

  1. 1 :  self-restraint; especially :  a refraining from sexual intercourse

  2. 2 :  the ability to retain a bodily discharge voluntarily fecal continence

Examples of continence in a Sentence

  1. argued for a pregnancy-prevention program that did not put so much faith in the continence of teenagers

  2. experiencing a moment of unusual continence, I refrained from returning her gratuitous insult

Origin and Etymology of continence

see 1continent


Medical Dictionary

continence

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noun con·ti·nence \ˈkänt-ən-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of continence

  1. 1:  self-restraint in refraining from sexual intercourse

  2. 2:  the ability to retain a bodily discharge voluntarily fecal continence



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