• WordNet 3.6
    • n incontinency involuntary urination or defecation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incontinency 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 ."
    • Incontinency (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 incontinency Incontinence.
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  • Jeremy Taylor
    “Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit.”


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


In literature:

Mabyn was voluble, scarcely coherent in his incontinent desire to take her away from the hut.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
To that end I show you she is incontinent, and practised in falsehood.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Whilst I was thus making these laudable dispositions, and whispering to myself a kind of tacit vow of incontinency, enters Mr. H...
"Memoirs Of Fanny Hill" by John Cleland
Vienna may surpass it in the amount of conjugal infidelity, but certainly not in general incontinence.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
This liner was a large province having irregular and shifting bounds, permitting incontinent entrance and disappearance.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
He answered, 'I desire the King's grace, my brother, to be put to libertie,' which was granted to him incontinent.
"Royal Edinburgh" by Margaret Oliphant
Mr. Stirn retreated rapidly towards the hedge, amidst the brambles of which he plunged himself incontinently.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
It was Polly Sims, who was incontinently made as blind as Fortune or Justice, or any other of the deities who dispense benefits to man.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
For the moment I elected discretion and fled incontinent down the street from the guard.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
The storm of indignation that followed was so violent that Colbourne incontinently threw up his post, and hastened back to England.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson

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:

Urinary incontinence , or the involuntary leakage of urine, isn't something most women want to talk about.
Based on this patient's history, she appears mostly to be urge incontinent with detrusor muscle overactivity and small to large volume loss.
Half of all nursing home residents are incontinent .
Men have a lower rate of incontinence than women, but also can experience the condition.
There are several types of incontinence .
Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine.
One of the most common types is stress incontinence , which results from anything that puts a physical stress on the bladder, like laughing, coughing, or sneezing.
It's called urinary incontinence .
Urinary incontinence (UI) affects individuals of all ages.
Dealing With Urinary Incontinence .
Urinary incontinence , a little leakage can carry a lot of shame.
Urinary incontinence is a problem that many people just don't like to talk about.
Male Sling For Stress Urinary Incontinence .
A 72-year-old woman comes to your office with the complaint of increasing urinary incontinence .
It can also help women with urinary incontinence lead a more normal life.