or bed-wet·ting



urinating in bed, especially habitually and involuntarily; enuresis.

Origin of bedwetting

1885–90; bed + wet (v.) + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the act or habit of involuntarily urinating in bedTechnical name: enuresis
Derived Formsbed-wetter, noun
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Word Origin and History for bed-wetting

1844, from bed (n.) + present participle of wet (v.). Related: Bed-wetter.

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Medicine definitions for bed-wetting




Involuntary discharge of urine, especially when occurring nocturnally during sleep.nocturnal enuresis
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