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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incontinence mean? 

  The noun INCONTINENCE has 2 senses:

1. involuntary urination or defecation
2. indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures

  Familiarity information: INCONTINENCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1incontinence [BACK TO TOP]


Involuntary urination or defecation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes


incontinence; incontinency

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

elimination; evacuation; excreting; excretion; voiding (the bodily process of discharging waste matter)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "incontinence"):

enuresis; urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)

Sense 2incontinence [BACK TO TOP]


Indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


dissoluteness; self-gratification; incontinence

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

indiscipline; undiscipline (the trait of lacking discipline)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "incontinence"):

rakishness (the quality of a rake)

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