enuresis

[ en-yuh-ree-sis ]
/ ˌɛn yəˈri sɪs /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

lack of control of urination, especially during sleep; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence.

Nearby words

  1. enunciable,
  2. enunciate,
  3. enunciation,
  4. enunciative,
  5. enure,
  6. enuretic,
  7. env.,
  8. envelop,
  9. envelope,
  10. envelope chemise

Origin of enuresis

1790–1800; < New Latin < Greek en- en-2 + ourē- (variant stem of oureîn to urinate) + -sis -sis

Related formsen·u·ret·ic [en-yuh-ret-ik] /ˌɛn yəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective

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Examples from the Web for enuretic

  • The father's sister is mentally diseased, the patient's mother was an enuretic in her earlier years and a sleep walker.

    Sleep Walking and Moon Walking|Isidor Isaak Sadger


British Dictionary definitions for enuretic

enuresis

/ (ˌɛnjʊˈriːsɪs) /

noun

involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep
Derived Formsenuretic (ˌɛnjʊˈrɛtɪk), adjective, noun

Word Origin for enuresis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek en- ² + ourein to urinate, from ouron urine

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Word Origin and History for enuretic

enuresis

n.

1800, medical Latin, from Greek enourein "to urinate in," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + ourein "to urinate," from ouron (see urine).

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Medicine definitions for enuretic

enuresis

[ ĕn′yə-rēsĭs ]

n.

The uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of urine.

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