incontinence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n incontinence indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
    • n incontinence involuntary urination or defecation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incontinence Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; lack of continence; failure to restrain the passions or appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness. "That Satan tempt you not for your incontinency .""From the rash hand of bold incontinence ."
    • Incontinence (Med) The inability of any of the animal organs to restrain the natural evacuations, especially urination, or defecation, so that the discharges are involuntary; as, incontinence of urine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incontinence The quality of being incontinent; want of continence or holding in; unrestrained movement or flow; superabundant outpour.
    • n incontinence Specifically.
    • n incontinence Lack of due restraint of the appetites or passions; intemperance in sexual intercourse; unchasteness; licentiousness.
    • n incontinence In medicine, the inability of any of the physical organs to restrain discharges of their contents; involuntary discharge or evacuation: as, incontinence of urine.
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Quotations

  • Jeremy Taylor
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    “Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incontinentia,: cf. F. incontinence,

Usage

In literature:

At this, Saleh and all the other men with him fled incontinently.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
The incontinence of the husband.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
If the wire had not prevented him, he would have set to work incontinently, in company with the rest.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
And incontinent after that came I thence; so that I cannot tell any more.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
Retention of urine and retention or incontinence of faeces are constant symptoms.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
It waved two hopeless hands out towards the falling dusk, and then incontinently vanished.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
It's an awful thing to hear a strong, desperate, fat man scream incontinently in a cave at daybreak.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
At this, the other man turned and fled incontinently into the woods.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
Des incontinent que, 808.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
The district incontinently throws itself at her feet, and worships Beauty in her person.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
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In poetry:

Nor are you wise to circumvent
The friends of custom and of rule, While rashly leaving to their bent
The lawless, the incontinent,
The weak and too-confiding fool.
"Outlawed:" by Emily Pfeiffer
So PETER into one turn-out incontinently rushed,
While SARAH in a second trap sat modestly and blushed;
And MR. NEWMAN'S coachman, on authority I've heard,
Drove away in gallant style upon the coach-box of a third.
"The Modest Couple" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

A court reporter who suffered from extreme incontinence had nevertheless found an ideal job -- working in a central 'control room' at the DuPage County (Ill.) courthouse.
NICE to Introduce Guidelines for Incontinence in Sufferers of Neurological Disease .
Pessary ring easy solution for women with stress incontinence .
Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine.
Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc, the maker of the baldness treatment Rogaine, said today that its third-quarter earnings rose 13 percent on sales of newer medicines like Xalatan, the world's top-selling glaucoma drug, and the incontinence pill Detrol.
It is a condition many people are uncomfortable talking about: stress urinary incontinence affects 15 million women in the U.S. Every year, tens of thousands undergo surgery to fix it, but, it doesn't always work.
Sling Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence .
While urinary incontinence may not be painful or life threatening for women, it can certainly be more than just an annoyance and can dramatically affect the quality of life.
A Handout for Patients: Urinary Incontinence : Do You Suffer in Silence.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leaking of urine.
Flow of Incontinence Products Picks Up As Consumers Warm To The Idea Of Protection.
New urinary incontinence treatment paralyzes bladder muscles using botox.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — It's been a long road for Nina Celona and her battle with urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing condition that affects millions of Americans, many of them women.
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional release of urine.
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