Hay 2 definiciones de continent en inglés:

continent1

Saltos de línea: con|tin|ent
Pronunciación: /ˈkɒntɪnənt
 
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sustantivo

  • 1Any of the world’s main continuous expanses of land (Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, Antarctica).
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    • This steep sided sea flows like a meeting place between the two continents of Africa and Asia.
    • The Middle East and tropical Africa were the last continents that Europeans colonized.
    • In fact, we know that tornadoes have occurred on all continents except Antarctica.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1 (also the Continent) The mainland of Europe as distinct from the British Isles: clubs sprang up in Britain and on the Continent
  • 1.2 archaic A mainland contrasted with islands.
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    • Soon Sasha found herself riding in Hardy's carrier under the strange stars of the island continent.
    • The island continent, Atlantis, began to tremble once more with extreme fury.
    • Although it was a disaster it brought out some great characteristics of mateship and sacrifice for this little island continent of ours.

Origen

mid 16th century (denoting a continuous tract of land): from Latin terra continens 'continuous land'.

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Hay 2 definiciones de continent en inglés:

continent2

Saltos de línea: con|tin|ent
Pronunciación: /ˈkɒntɪnənt
 
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adjetivo

  • 1Able to control movements of the bowels and bladder.
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    • We compared the risk of urinary incontinence in the daughters of incontinent women with that in the daughters of continent women.
    • This provides a mechanism to influence the two muscle groups to work in concert for continent urine storage and release.
    • The patients in the study were losing the ability to dress themselves, bathe, use the toilet, clean themselves, and remain continent.
  • 2Exercising self-restraint, especially sexually.
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    • They believed that the church should be made up of women and men who were sexually continent and who also abstained from wine and meat.
    • They were sexually continent all their lives.

Derivativos

continence

sustantivo
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  • And it was St. Augustine who proclaimed, ‘Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.’
  • Self-reports of urinary continence showed no difference between groups.
  • A program which establishes continence is a necessary custodial program.

continently

adverbio
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  • These are the potty training books, in which the heroine gets a new potty, expresses doubts, gives it a whirl, succeeds, buys new big-girl underwear, and lives continently ever after.
  • They lived together continently for a year, and Birgitta was especially fervent in her prayers and ascetic devotions.
  • In any event, if the conditions I mention about your living continently are met then you should be able to receive absolution and then the Eucharist.

Origen

late Middle English (in (sense 2)): from Latin continent- 'holding together, restraining oneself', from continere (see contain).

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