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De bed (« lit ») et to wet (« mouiller »).


Temps Forme
Infinitif to bedwet
Présent simple,
3e pers. sing.
Prétérit bedwetted
Participe passé bedwetted
Participe présent bedwetting
voir conjugaison anglaise

to bedwet intransitif

  1. Uriner au lit, mouiller son lit.
    • It has been found that some 10% of 5-year-olds are still bedwetting, and that 5% of 9- and 10-year-olds continue to bedwet. (Franklin Henry Ellis, Hugh R. K. Barber, John M. Loré, Julian T. Hoff, Loose Leaf Reference Services, William A. Gay, A. Richard Kendall, Benjamin Franklin Rush, Harry S. Goldsmith, John R. Denton, Lester Karafin, Dean De Witt Lewis, Neurosurgery, 1985)
    • In general, children who do not bedwet have normal bladder capacity for their age, roughly calculated in ounces by adding two to their age in years. (Max Maizels, Diane Rosenbaum, Barbara Keating, Getting to Dry: How to Help Your Child Overcome Bedwetting, 1999)
    • About 10 percent of children still bedwet at 4, 5, 6, and even older. (Parents' Magazine Editors, Suzanne M. Levine, Parents Magazine, The Parent's Answer Book: From Birth Through Age Five‎, 2000)
La locution to wet the bed est beaucoup plus courante.

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