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incontinence

Pronunciation: in-kon'ti-nens

Definition:

  1. Inability to prevent the discharge of any of the excretions, especially of urine or feces.
  2. Lack of restraint of the appetites, especially sexual.

Synonym(s): incontinentia

[L. incontinentia, fr. in- neg. + con-tineo, to hold together, fr. teneo, to hold]

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