noun Medicine/Medical.
lack of control of urination, especially during sleep; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence.

1790–1800; < Neo-Latin < Greek en- en-2 + ourē- (variant stem of oureîn to urinate) + -sis -sis

enuretic [en-yuh-ret-ik] , adjective
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enuresis (ˌɛnjʊˈriːsɪs)
involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek en-² + ourein to urinate, from ouron urine]
adj, —n

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1800, from Gk. enourein to urinate.
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enuresis en·u·re·sis (ěn'yə-rē'sĭs)
The uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of urine.

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At night, sometimes afflicted with enuresis, he dreamed of a giant yellow bird that would lift him to salvation.
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