Definition of Incontinency

1. Noun. Involuntary urination or defecation.

Exact synonyms: Incontinence
Generic synonyms: Elimination, Evacuation, Excreting, Excretion, Voiding
Specialized synonyms: Enuresis, Urinary Incontinence
Derivative terms: Incontinent, Incontinent



Definition of Incontinency

1. Noun. Variant of incontinence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incontinency

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Medical Definition of Incontinency

1. 1. Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; want of continence; failure to restrain the passions or appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness. "That Satan tempt you not for your incontinency." (1 Cor. Vii. 5) "From the rash hand of bold incontinence." (Milton) 2. The inability of any of the animal organs to restrain the natural evacuations, so that the discharges are involuntary; as, incontinence of urine. Origin: L. Incontinentia: cf. F. Incontinence. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incontinency

incontested
incontestibility
incontestible
incontestibly
incontiguous
incontinence diaper
incontinence of faeces
incontinence of milk
incontinence of pigment
incontinence of urine
incontinence pad
incontinence pads
incontinences
incontinencies
incontinency (current term)
incontinentia
incontinentia pigmenti
incontinentia pigmenti achromians
incontinently
incontracted
incontradictable
incontravertable
incontrollable
incontrovertibility
incontrovertible
incontrovertibleness
incontrovertibly
inconvenience

Literary usage of Incontinency

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1. Manual of Political Ethics: Designed Chiefly for the Use of Colleges and by Francis Lieber, Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1876)
"Political Evils of incontinency ; of Prostitution. ... Evils of general incontinency in the highest Classes, and the lowest.—Religion.—Its Universality. ..."

2. Works by Jean Calvin, Calvin translation society (1848)
"But it is asked—” Is this the only reason for entering into matrimony, that we may cure incontinency?” I answer, that this is not Paul's meaning; ..."

3. Manual of Political Ethics, Designed Chiefly for the Use of Colleges and by Francis Lieber, Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1876)
"Political Evils of incontinency ; of Prostitution. ... Evils of general incontinency in the highest Classes, and the lowest.—Religion.—Its Universality. ..."

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