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incontinent

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adjective in·con·ti·nent \ (ˌ)in-ˈkän-tə-nənt \

Definition of incontinent

:not continent: such as
a (1) :lacking self-restraint
(2) :not being under control
b :unable to voluntarily control retention of urine or feces in the body

Examples of incontinent in a Sentence

  1. special products for incontinent patients

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Origin and Etymology of incontinent

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin incontinent-, incontinens, from in- + continent-, continens continent


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incontinent

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Definition of incontinent

Origin and Etymology of incontinent

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin in continenti


INCONTINENT Defined for English Language Learners

incontinent

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adjective

Definition of incontinent for English Language Learners

  • medical : not having control of your bladder or bowels


Medical Dictionary

incontinent

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adjective in·con·ti·nent \ (ˈ)in-ˈkänt-ᵊn-ənt \

medical Definition of incontinent

:not continent; especially :unable to retain a bodily discharge (as urine) voluntarily


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