Incontinency
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. [1913 Webster]

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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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