incontinent incontinent  /ɪn ˈkɑn tə nənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not having control over urination and defecation

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Many of the patients are incontinent; the few attendants are kept busy changing them or putting clothes back on those who keep tearing them off.
  2. He's foulmouthed, alcoholic and, from time to time, incontinent.
  3. Researchers have helped some incontinent patients to gain control of their urination and defecation through biofeedback.

News

  1. Endo Health Unit Pays $55 M in Vaginal Mesh Settlements

    An Endo Health Solutions Inc. unit agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle some lawsuits in its vaginal-mesh implants injury cases that eroded in some women and left them incontinent and in pain. According to Endo’s American Medical Systems Inc.'s securities filing, the medical-device maker is resolving a number of suits over the company’s vaginal-mesh devices, which include the Perigee, Apogee ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Injury Board

  2. Endo Health Unit Pays $55 Million in Vaginal Mesh Accord

    An Endo Health Solutions (ENDP) Inc. unit agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle some lawsuits alleging its vaginal-mesh implants eroded in some women and left them incontinent and in pain.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "Henry's handwriting shows how very close he was to females in his youth. He was the only boy and became emotionally dependent on women. Or, to put it more bluntly, he was emotionally incontinent," said Starkey.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Starkey Source: SINDH TODAY

  2. After explaining how she persuaded the child to accept an embrace, to be hugged, Ensler said, "If we're living in a century when an 8-year-old girl is incontinent because that many soldiers have raped her, then something has gone terribly wrong."
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Eve Ensler Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. In the introduction to his book, "An Incontinent Truth," Gore writes, "After more than 30 years as a student of the climate crisis, I have a lot to share. I have tried to tell this story in a way that will interest all kinds of readers. My...
    on Feb 9, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Wiscasset Newspaper

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