Definition of continence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒntɪnəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːntɪnəns//
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  1. 1(formal) the control of your feelings, especially your desire to have sex
  2. 2the ability to control the bladder and bowels opposite incontinence
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: continence