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English definition of “incontinent”

incontinent

adjective uk   /ɪnˈkɒn.tɪ.nənt/ us    /-ˈkɑːn.tə-/
unable to control the excretion of urine or the contents of the bowels: Many of our elderly patients are incontinent. As the illness progressed, she became doubly incontinent (= unable to control the excretion both of urine and the contents of the bowels).
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