Incontinency



[in-kon-tn-uh nt] /ɪnˈkɒn tn ənt/

adjective
1.
unable to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urine or feces.
2.
unable to contain or retain (usually followed by of):
incontinent of temper.
3.
lacking in moderation or self-control, especially of sexual desire.
4.
unceasing or unrestrained:
an incontinent flow of talk.
/ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt/
adjective
1.
lacking in restraint or control, esp sexually
2.
relating to or exhibiting involuntary urination or defecation
3.
(foll by of) having little or no control (over)
4.
unrestrained; uncontrolled
/ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt/
adverb
1.
obsolete words for immediately
n.

early 15c., “unchastity;” see incontinent + -cy.
adj.

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)
adj.

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