bed-wetting
noun Date: 1890 enuresis especially when occurring in bed during sleep • bed wetter noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bed-wetting — [bed′wet΄iŋ] n. involuntary urination in bed while asleep, especially as a habitual problem bed wetter n. * * * bed wet·ting (bĕdʹwĕt ĭng) n. Enuresis, especially when occurring nocturnally during sleep.   bed wetter n. * * * …   Universalium

  • bed-wetting — (n.) 1844, from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + prp. of WET (Cf. wet) (v.). Related: Bed wetter …   Etymology dictionary

  • bed-wetting — [bed′wet΄iŋ] n. involuntary urination in bed while asleep, especially as a habitual problem bed wetter n …   English World dictionary

  • bed-wetting — bed .wetting n [U] the problem that some children have of passing ↑urine (=liquid from the body) while they are asleep …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bed-wetting — ► NOUN ▪ involuntary urination during the night …   English terms dictionary

  • bed-wetting — noun enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it) • Hypernyms: ↑enuresis, ↑urinary incontinence * * * ˈbed wetting [bed wetting] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • bed-wetting — SYN: nocturnal enuresis. * * * bed wet·ting .wet iŋ n enuresis esp. when occurring in bed during sleep bed wet·ter .wet ər n …   Medical dictionary

  • bed wetting —    involuntarily urinating in a bed    This standard English makes us forget that there are many other ways of making a bed damp …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • bed-wetting — urinating in bed, urinating while sleeping …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bed-wetting — noun involuntary urination during the night. Derivatives bed wetter noun …   English new terms dictionary

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