enuresis

noun

en·​ure·​sis ˌen-yu̇-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce enuresis (audio)
: the involuntary discharge of urine : incontinence of urine
enuretic adjective or noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The result of this was a return to normal at school, and a cessation of the enuresis at night. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2021 By their teenage years, only 1 to 2 percent of the population continues to have problems staying dry at night, a condition known as nocturnal enuresis. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 There are two forms of enuresis, primary and secondary. Wendy Glaberson, M.d., miamiherald, 10 Apr. 2018 Nocturnal enuresis, as the condition is formally called, is defined as bedwetting in kids 5 or older. Courtenay Harris Bond, Philly.com, 25 Oct. 2017 About 15 percent of children with nocturnal enuresis grow out of the condition without any specific treatment. Courtenay Harris Bond, Philly.com, 25 Oct. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek enourein to urinate in, wet the bed, from en- + ourein to urinate — more at urine

First Known Use

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enuresis was circa 1800

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Cite this Entry

“Enuresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enuresis. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

enuresis

noun

en·​ure·​sis ˌen-yu̇-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce enuresis (audio)
plural enureses -ˌsēz How to pronounce enuresis (audio)
: an involuntary discharge of urine : incontinence of urine
enuretic adjective or noun

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