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(n.) Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; want of continence; failure to restrain the passions or appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness.
(n.) The inability of any of the animal organs to restrain the natural evacuations, so that the discharges are involuntary; as, incontinence of urine.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Incontinency'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/i/incontinency.html. 1828.
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