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bedwetting

or bed-wet·ting

[ bed-wet-ing ]
/ ˈbɛdˌwɛt ɪŋ /
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noun
urinating in bed, especially habitually and involuntarily; enuresis.
Informal: Often Disparaging. exhibition of emotional overreaction, as anxiety or alarm, to events, especially major decisions or outcomes: No doubt the executive order will be received by environmentalists with the usual bedwetting.
adjective
Informal: Sometimes Disparaging. prone to or exhibiting excessive anxiety or alarm over events, especially major decisions or outcomes; fearful; fretful: This station has given bedwetting conspiracy theorists ample airtime.
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Origin of bedwetting

First recorded in 1885–90; bed + wet + -ing1 for the verb senses; bed + wet + -ing2 for the adjective sense
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British Dictionary definitions for bedwetting

bed-wetting

noun
the act or habit of involuntarily urinating in bedTechnical name: enuresis

Derived forms of bed-wetting

bed-wetter, noun
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