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con·ti·nence

 (kŏn′tə-nəns)
n.
1. Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
2. Self-restraint, especially abstinence from sexual intercourse. See Synonyms at abstinence.
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con•ti•nence

(ˈkɒn tn əns)

also con′ti•nen•cy,



n.
1. self-restraint or abstinence in regard to sexual activity.
2. the ability to voluntarily control urinary and fecal discharge.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.continence - the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
self-denial, self-discipline - the trait of practicing self discipline
2.continence - voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge
restraint, control - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
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continence

noun self-restraint, moderation, self-control, celibacy, abstinence, chastity, temperance, asceticism The most widely used methods of contraception in those days were continence and coitus interruptus.
Quotations
"You command continence; give what you command, and command what you will" [St. Augustine of Hippo Confessions]
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Translations
تَلامُس، إحْتِمال حُدوث
zdrženlivost
kontinens
pidättyvyys
megtartóztatás v. visszatartás képessége
sjálfsstjórn
zdržanlivosť
kendini tutma

continence

[ˈkɒntɪnəns] Ncontinencia f
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continence

n
(Med) → Kontinenz f (spec), → Fähigkeit fStuhl und/oder Urin zurückzuhalten
(= abstinence)Enthaltsamkeit f
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continence

[ˈkɒntɪnəns] n (frm) → continenza
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continent2

(ˈkontinənt) adjective
able to control especially the bladder and/or bowel.
ˈcontinence noun
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con·ti·nence

n. continencia, control o automoderación en relación con actividades sexuales o físicas.
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References in classic literature ?
They prayed: "Endow them with continence and fruitfulness, and vouchsafe that their hearts may rejoice looking upon their sons and daughters." They alluded to God's creation of a wife from Adam's rib "and for this cause a man shall leave father and mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh," and that "this is a great mystery"; they prayed that God would make them fruitful and bless them, like Isaac and Rebecca, Joseph, Moses and Zipporah, and that they might look upon their children's children.
It was not easy for us to credit the young man's continence, but she asserted it with such earnestness that it helped to console her distressed father, who thought nothing of what had been taken since the jewel that once lost can never be recovered had been left to his daughter.
How oft have I preached to you caution, if not continence? Did I not tell you that there were enough willing Christian damsels to be met with, who would think it sin to refuse so brave a knight le don d'amoureux merci, and you must needs anchor your affection on a wilful, obstinate Jewess!
Do not the best of men and the most devout women there look upon continence as ridiculous?
The home-keeping wit, on the other hand, is that continence or content which finds all the elements of life in its own soil; and which has its own perils of monotony and deterioration, if not stimulated by foreign infusions.
Coloplast A/S (CPH:COLOB), a developer and provider of health care products and services, reported on Monday that the French Ministry of Health has announced a price reform within Ostomy Care, Continence Care and Wound Care.
TACKLING CHILDHOOD INCONTINENCE IN RURAL WALES Community children's nurse Jennifer Walsh is creating a community service in Powys to support children and young people with continence issues.
A nurse practitioner (NP)-led continence education program that provides a foundation of knowledge of prevention, modifiable risk factors, and conservative treatment options holds great promise in providing a comprehensive approach to continence care (Davis & Kumar, 2003; Knight & Procter, 1999; Lee, Lee, Kim, & Ham, 2007; Seshan & Muliira, 2013).
NHS Lanarkshire's care home continence improvement project triumphed in the "integrated care for older people" category at the prestigious ceremony in Edinburgh.
That's why initiatives like the NHS Lanarkshire Care Home Continence Improvement Project are so important.
(7) The impact of Foley duration and its impact on long term urinary continence have not been well studied.