continence

noun con·ti·nence \ ˈkän-tə-nən(t)s \

Definition of continence

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


Medical Dictionary

continence

noun con·ti·nence \ ˈkänt-ᵊn-ən(t)s \

medical Definition of continence

1 : self-restraint in refraining from sexual intercourse
2 : the ability to retain a bodily discharge voluntarily
  • fecal continence


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