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Opium so employed does not produce narcotism, and does not constipate the bowels.

Brandy is decidedly injurious, it heats and inflames the throat, and tends to constipate the bowels.

The saccharated carbonate of iron is a beautiful preparation that does not constipate—is, indeed, a little laxative in action.

There are some foods that tend to constipate while others act as a laxative.

Do not give the laudanum unless demanded by the severity of the pain, as it tends to constipate.

Whatever tends to constipate the bowels may be reckoned a predisposing cause.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, in part a back-formation from constipation, in part from Latin constipatus, past participle of constipare (see constipation). Earlier as an adjective (early 15c.); an earlier verb in this sense was constipen (late 14c.). Related: Constipated; constipating.

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