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CONTINENCE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does continence mean? 

CONTINENCE (noun)
  The noun CONTINENCE has 2 senses:

1. the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
2. voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge

  Familiarity information: CONTINENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTINENCE (noun)


Sense 1continence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The exercise of self constraint in sexual matters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

continence; continency

Hypernyms ("continence" is a kind of...):

self-denial; self-discipline (the trait of practicing self discipline)


Sense 2continence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("continence" is a kind of...):

control; restraint (discipline in personal and social activities)


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