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incontinence

incontinence

3 definitions found
 for incontinence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incontinence \In*con"ti*nence\, Incontinency \In*con"ti*nen*cy\,
     n. [L. incontinentia: cf. F. incontinence.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or
        restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; lack
        of continence; failure to restrain the passions or
        appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. --1
                                                    Cor. vii. 5.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              From the rash hand of bold incontinence. --Milton.
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     2. (Med.) The inability of any of the animal organs to
        restrain the natural evacuations, especially urination, or
        defecation, so that the discharges are involuntary; as,
        incontinence of urine.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  incontinence
      n 1: involuntary urination or defecation [syn: incontinence,
           incontinency]
      2: indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures [syn:
         dissoluteness, incontinence, self-gratification]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "incontinence":
     abandon, abandonment, acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness,
     avidity, avidness, boundlessness, carpe diem,
     conspicuous consumption, covetousness, crapulence, crapulency,
     crapulousness, cupidity, dissipation, drunkenness, egregiousness,
     enormousness, exaggeration, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance,
     exorbitancy, extravagance, extravagancy, extreme, extremes,
     extremism, extremity, fabulousness, frenzy of desire,
     fury of desire, giantism, gigantism, gluttony, grasping,
     graspingness, greed, greediness, hoggishness, hyperbole,
     hypertrophy, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation,
     indiscipline, indulgence, inordinacy, inordinance,
     inordinate desire, inordinateness, insatiability,
     insatiable desire, intemperance, intemperateness, irrepressibility,
     itching palm, lavishness, laxness, leaking purse, licentiousness,
     loose purse strings, lust, monstrousness, nimiety, noncoercion,
     nonintimidation, outrageousness, overdevelopment, overdoing,
     overgenerosity, overgenerousness, overgreatness, overgreediness,
     overgrowth, overindulgence, overlargeness, overliberality,
     overmuch, overmuchness, permissiveness, piggishness,
     pound-foolishness, prodigality, profligacy, profuseness, profusion,
     radicalism, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness,
     reckless expenditure, reckless spending, riotousness,
     self-indulgence, sordidness, squandering, squandermania,
     swinishness, too much, too-muchness, unconscionableness,
     unconstraint, uncontinence, uncontrol, undueness, uninhibitedness,
     unreasonableness, unreserve, unrestrainedness, unrestraint,
     unruliness, unstrictness, voraciousness, voracity, wantonness,
     waste, wastefulness, wildness, wolfishness