Incontinence is a lack of control. Sometimes that means you can't help but pee your pants. Another, more pleasant type of incontinence has to do with being undisciplined and addicted to life's pleasures.

You probably don't want anything to do with incontinence. It could mean you're wetting the bed. It could also mean you're pooping your pants. Incontinence is something we expect of babies, but it can also happen to very sick or old people. Another kind of incontinence has to do with not being in control of your life. If you can't stop spending money, drinking, and staying out late, that's a type of incontinence, too.

Definitions of incontinence

n involuntary urination or defecation

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enuresis, urinary incontinence
inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it)
overflow incontinence
urinary incontinence that occurs when the bladder is so full that it continually leaks urine; often attributable to a blocked urethra (e.g., due to prostate enlargement) or weak bladder muscles or nerve damage
stress incontinence
urinary incontinence that occurs when involuntary pressure is put on the bladder by coughing or laughing or sneezing or lifting or straining
urge incontinence
urinary incontinence that is generally attributable to involuntary contracts of the bladder muscle resulting in an urgent need to urinate accompanied by a sudden loss of urine; most common in people over 60 years of age
Type of:
elimination, evacuation, excreting, excretion, voiding
the bodily process of discharging waste matter

n indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures

dissoluteness, self-gratification
the quality of a rake
Type of:
indiscipline, undiscipline
the trait of lacking discipline

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