incontinent

[in-kon-tn-uhnt]
adjective
1.
unable to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urine or feces.
2.
unable to contain or retain (usually followed by of ): incontinent of temper.
3.
lacking in moderation or self-control, especially of sexual desire.
4.
unceasing or unrestrained: an incontinent flow of talk.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin incontinent- (stem of incontinēns). See in-3, continent (adj.)

incontinence, incontinency, noun

incontinent, inconsistent (see synonym study at inconsistent).
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incontinent1 (ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt)
 
adj
1.  lacking in restraint or control, esp sexually
2.  relating to or exhibiting involuntary urination or defecation
3.  (foll by of) having little or no control (over)
4.  unrestrained; uncontrolled
 
[C14: from Old French, from Latin incontinens, from in-1 + continere to hold, restrain]
 
in'continence1
 
n
 
in'continency1
 
n
 
in'continently1
 
adv

incontinent or incontinently2 (ɪnˈkɒntɪnənt)
 
adv
obsolete words for immediately
 
[C15: from Late Latin in continentī tempore, literally: in continuous time, that is, with no interval]
 
incontinently or incontinently2
 
adv
 
[C15: from Late Latin in continentī tempore, literally: in continuous time, that is, with no interval]

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incontinent
c.1380, "wanting in self restraint," from O.Fr. incontinent, from L. incontinentem, from in- "not" + continent (see continent). Originally chiefly of sexual appetites; sense of "unable to control bowels or bladder" first attested 1828.
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incontinent in·con·ti·nent (ĭn-kŏn'tə-nənt)
adj.

  1. Lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions.

  2. Lacking sexual restraint; unchaste.

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Example sentences
In such cases, people may become incontinent because they have difficulty with
  self-control.
Two people are needed to turn him every two hours day and night to prevent
  bedsores, and he is incontinent and catheterized.
And the would-be mothers, their insides wrecked, were utterly incontinent.
Caught in a series of bureaucratic tangles, he has slept in shelters and on the
  streets, often incontinent and feverish.
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