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INCON'TINENCY, n. L. incontinentia. See Continence.
1. Want of restraint of the passions or appetites; free or uncontrolled indulgence of the passions or appetites, as of anger.
2. Want of restraint of the sexual appetite; free or illegal indulgence of lust; lewdness; used of either sex, but appropriately of the male sex. Incontinence in men is the same as unchastity in women.
3. Among physicians, the inability of any of the animal organs to restrain discharges of their contents, so that the discharges are involuntary; Also, the involuntary discharge itself; as an incontinence of urine in diabetes.
INCON'TINENT, a. L. incontinens. Not restraining the passions or appetites, particularly the sexual appetite; indulging lust without restraint or in violation of law; unchaste; lewd.
1. Unable to restrain discharges.
In the sense of immediate or immediately,obs.
INCON'TINENT, n. One who is unchaste.
INCON'TINENTLY, adv. Without due restraint of the passions or appetites; unchastely.
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