continence definition

  • noun:
    • Self-restraint; moderation.
    • Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
    • Partial or complete abstention from sex. See Synonyms at abstinence.
    • The voluntary control over urination and defecation.
    • Moderation or self-restraint, especially in sexual activity; abstinence.
    • Self-restraint; self-command.
    • The restraint which an individual imposes upon his desires and passions; the act or energy of refraining from indulgence associated with sexual desire for food, esp. from unlawful indulgence; sometimes, moderation in intimate indulgence.
    • Uninterrupted program; continuity.
    • generally speaking, self-restraint pertaining to desires and interests; self-command.
    • In an unique good sense, the discipline of this sexual passion within due bounds, whether absolute, such as celibacy, or within lawful limits, such as relationship; chastity.
    • Capacity for holding or containing: because, a measure that has only one half the continence of another. Continuity; uninterrupted course.
    • voluntary control of urinary and fecal release
    • the exercise of self constraint in intimate issues

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