Definition of incontinence noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

incontinence

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɪnˈkɑntənəns//
 
, NAmE//ˌɪnˈkɑntn̩əns//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the lack of ability to control the bladder and bowels opposite continence
incontinent
 
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NAmE//ɪnˈkɑntənənt//
 
, NAmE//ɪnˈkɑntn̩ənt//
 
adjective Many of our patients are incontinent.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: incontinence