Definition of continence noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    continence

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkɑntənəns//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑntn̩əns//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the ability to control the bladder and bowels opposite incontinence
  2. 2(formal) the control of your feelings, especially your desire to have sex
 
adjective opposite incontinence
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: continence