from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The absence of urine formation. Also called anuresis.

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  • n. A condition in which the kidneys do not produce urine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. inability to urinate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Absence of micturition, whether from suppression or from retention of urine. Also called anuresis, anury.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inability to urinate


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  • "The next day another wire came: 'Lewis condition critical. Anuria supervened Saturday.'

    "His kidneys were failing and he was producing no urine. All the toxins that the body normally rid itself of were now building up in his system...."

    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 443

    February 18, 2009