incontinence

noun in·con·ti·nence \ (ˌ)in-ˈkän-tə-nən(t)s \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of incontinence

: the quality or state of being incontinent: such as
a : failure to restrain sexual appetite : unchastity
b : inability of the body to control the evacuative functions of urination or defecation

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First Known Use of incontinence

14th century


Medical Dictionary

incontinence

noun in·con·ti·nence \ (ˈ)in-ˈkänt-ᵊn-ən(t)s \

medical Definition of incontinence

1 : inability or failure to restrain sexual appetite
2 : inability of the body to control the evacuative functions
  • fecal incontinence
— see stress incontinence, urge incontinence


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