Definition of paruresis
- Paruresis, or intense fear of public urination, is common and often disabling. Many people are simply unable to relieve themselves during, for example, a busy break time.
- —Adi Bloom
parureticplay \ˌpär-(y)ə-ˈre-tik\ adjective
- paruretic symptoms
parureticnoun, plural paruretics
- Paruretics are unable to urinate if they are under time constraints, if they use a public bathroom or even in their own home if someone is within earshot.
- —Lisa Spinelli