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incontinence

[ in-kon-tn-uhns ]
/ ɪnˈkɒn tn əns /
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noun
the inability to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urine or feces.
Philosophy: Older Use. a lack of self-control, especially of sexual desire.
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Origin of incontinence

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Old French or Latin incontentia “incontinence (of urine); lack of self-control,” equivalent to in- negative prefix + continentia “a holding back, retention”; see origin at in-3 continence
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