[in-kon-tn-uh nt] /ɪnˈkɒn tn ənt/
unable to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urine or feces.
unable to contain or retain (usually followed by of):
incontinent of temper.
lacking in moderation or self-control, especially of sexual desire.
unceasing or unrestrained:
an incontinent flow of talk.
lacking in restraint or control, esp sexually
relating to or exhibiting involuntary urination or defecation
(foll by of) having little or no control (over)
obsolete words for immediately
late 14c., “wanting in self restraint,” from Old French incontinent, from Latin incontinentem (nominative incontinens) “incontinent, immoderate, intemperate,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + continens (see continent). Originally chiefly of sexual appetites; sense of “unable to control bowels or bladder” first attested 1828.
incontinent in·con·ti·nent (ĭn-kŏn’tə-nənt)
- Incontinentia pigmenti
incontinentia pigmenti in·con·ti·nen·ti·a pig·men·ti (ĭn-kŏn’tə-něn’shē-ə pĭg-měn’tī) n. An inherited developmental defect of the skin marked by pigmented lesions in linear, zebra-stripe, and other configurations and often involving other structures such as the central nervous system. Also called Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome.
- Incontinentia pigmenti achromiens
incontinentia pigmenti achromiens incontinentia pigmenti a·chro·mi·ens (ə-krō’mē-əns) n. An inherited skin disorder characterized by the appearance of macules with less than normal pigmentation in a swirling or marble pattern, and associated with other abnormalities of the nerves, eyes, muscles, and bones. Also called hypomelanosis of Ito.
[in-kon-tn-uh nt-lee] /ɪnˈkɒn tn ənt li/ adverb 1. without exercising continence. [in-kon-tn-uh nt-lee] /ɪnˈkɒn tn ənt li/ adverb, Archaic. 1. immediately; at once; straightaway. adv. early 15c., “immediately, without delay,” from incontinent + -ly (2). In reference to physical looseness, from 1550s.
[in-kuh n-troh-luh-buh l] /ˌɪn kənˈtroʊ lə bəl/ adjective 1. not controllable; uncontrollable. /ˌɪnkənˈtrəʊləbəl/ adjective 1. a less common word for uncontrollable