There are 2 main translations of continent in Spanish:

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continent 1

American English: /ˈkɑnt(ə)nənt/
British English: /ˈkɒntɪnənt/

noun

  • 1
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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continent 2

adjective

  • 1.1 (restrained)
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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.
    1.2 (Medicine)
    que controla los esfínteres
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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