- bed wetting
- involuntarily urinating in a bedThis standard English makes us forget that there are many other ways of making a bed damp.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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bed-wetting — [bed′wet΄iŋ] n. involuntary urination in bed while asleep, especially as a habitual problem bed wetter n. * * * bed wet·ting (bĕdʹwĕt ĭng) n. Enuresis, especially when occurring nocturnally during sleep. bed wetter n. * * * … Universalium
bed-wetting — (n.) 1844, from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + prp. of WET (Cf. wet) (v.). Related: Bed wetter … Etymology dictionary
bed-wetting — [bed′wet΄iŋ] n. involuntary urination in bed while asleep, especially as a habitual problem bed wetter n … English World dictionary
bed-wetting — bed .wetting n [U] the problem that some children have of passing ↑urine (=liquid from the body) while they are asleep … Dictionary of contemporary English
bed-wetting — ► NOUN ▪ involuntary urination during the night … English terms dictionary
bed-wetting — noun enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it) • Hypernyms: ↑enuresis, ↑urinary incontinence * * * ˈbed wetting [bed wetting] noun … Useful english dictionary
bed-wetting — SYN: nocturnal enuresis. * * * bed wet·ting .wet iŋ n enuresis esp. when occurring in bed during sleep bed wet·ter .wet ər n … Medical dictionary
bed-wetting — noun Date: 1890 enuresis especially when occurring in bed during sleep • bed wetter noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
bed-wetting — urinating in bed, urinating while sleeping … English contemporary dictionary
bed-wetting — noun involuntary urination during the night. Derivatives bed wetter noun … English new terms dictionary