CONTINENCE By N., Sam M.S. - 2 noun. the capacity to manage the carnal impulses or the impulse to excrete bodily waste or urine. CONTINENCE: "Continence of the urinary system can tend to weaken in the latter years of one's life." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ESTHETICS OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) INHIBITION SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) ARTERIOSCLEROTIC BRAIN DISORDER HEARING ANTISOCIAL REACTION NERVE CONDUCTION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CONTINENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/continence/ (accessed November 30, 2021).