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incontinent

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

Definition of incontinent

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

Examples of incontinent in a sentence

  1. special products for incontinent patients

Origin and Etymology of incontinent

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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incontinent

adverb in·con·ti·nent

Definition of incontinent

Origin and Etymology of incontinent

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


First Known Use: 15th century


INCONTINENT Defined for English Language Learners

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incontinent

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

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

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



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