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in·con·ti·nent

 (ĭn-kŏn′tə-nənt)
adj.
1. Not restrained; uncontrolled: incontinent rage.
2. Lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions.
3. Lacking sexual restraint; unchaste.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin incontinēns, incontinent-, unrestrained : in-, not; see in-1 + continēns, continent; see continent2.]

in·con′ti·nent·ly adv.

incontinent

(ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt)
adj
1. lacking in restraint or control, esp sexually
2. (Pathology) relating to or exhibiting involuntary urination or defecation
3. (foll by of) having little or no control (over)
4. unrestrained; uncontrolled
[C14: from Old French, from Latin incontinens, from in-1 + continere to hold, restrain]
inˈcontinence, inˈcontinency n
inˈcontinently adv

incontinent

(ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt) or

incontinently

adv
obsolete words for immediately
[C15: from Late Latin in continentī tempore, literally: in continuous time, that is, with no interval]

in•con•ti•nent

(ɪnˈkɒn tn ənt)

adj.
1. unable to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urine or feces.
2. not being in control: incontinent of temper.
3. lacking in moderation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin incontinent-, s. of incontinēns; see in3, continent]
in•con′ti•nence, in•con′ti•nen•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incontinent - not having control over urination and defecation
continent - having control over urination and defecation

incontinent

adjective
Translations
estotonpidättelemätönpidätyskyvytön

incontinent

[ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt] ADJincontinente
to be/become incontinenttener incontinencia

incontinent

[ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt] adjincontinent(e)

incontinent

adj (Med) → inkontinent; desireszügellos, hemmungslos

incontinent

[ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt] adj (Med) → incontinente

in·con·ti·nent

a. incontinente, rel. a la incontinencia.

incontinent

adj incontinente, (of urine) incapaz de retener la orina, (of stool) incapaz de retener las heces
References in classic literature ?
He told his sister, if she pleased, the new-born infant should be bred up together with little Tommy; to which she consented, though with some little reluctance: for she had truly a great complacence for her brother; and hence she had always behaved towards the foundling with rather more kindness than ladies of rigid virtue can sometimes bring themselves to show to these children, who, however innocent, may be truly called the living monuments of incontinence.
Sancho had not thought it worth while to hobble Rocinante, feeling sure, from what he knew of his staidness and freedom from incontinence, that all the mares in the Cordova pastures would not lead him into an impropriety.
D'Artagnan suggested that he should send word to his wife, so that she might not be anxious about him, but Planchet replied with much sagacity that he was very sure his wife would not die of anxiety through not knowing where he was, while he, Planchet, remembering her incontinence of tongue, would die of anxiety if she did know.
I can't think what that strange person's come about," the butler added, from mere incontinence of remark, as he preceded Adam to the door, "he's gone i' the dining-room.
Then the orator sketched for our benefit some terrible instances of such incontinence, and concluded by informing us that for some time past he had been mending his own ways, and conducting himself in exemplary fashion, for the reason that he had perceived the justice of his son's precepts, and had laid them to heart so well that he, the father, had really changed for the better: in proof whereof, he now begged to present to the said son some books for which he had long been setting aside his savings.
The corresponding frequencies for urinary incontinence were 8.