incontinent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French incontinent, from Latin incontinens

Adjective[edit]

incontinent (comparative more incontinent, superlative most incontinent)

  1. (often followed by of) Unable to contain or retain.
  2. Lacking the ability to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urination or defecation.
  3. Lacking moral or sexual restraint, moderation or self-control, especially of sexual desire.
  4. Unrestrained or unceasing.
    An incontinent river of pure water.

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Noun[edit]

incontinent (plural incontinents)

  1. (obsolete) One who is unchaste.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃kɔ̃tinɑ̃/

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin incontinens.

Adjective[edit]

incontinent m (feminine incontinente, masculine plural incontinents, feminine plural incontinentes)

  1. (medicine) incontinent, suffering from incontinence, enuretic

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin in continenti.

Adverb[edit]

incontinent

  1. (now literary) forthwith, at once

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Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incontinent m (feminine singular incontinente, masculine plural incontinens, feminine plural incontinentes)

  1. incontinent (lacking restraint)

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