constipated

[ kon-stuh-peyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF constipated

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There is also loss of appetite, and the bowels are constipated.

The constipated bowels were permitted their own times for action.

The bowels are, as a rule, constipated, but occasionally relaxed.

The bowels are in some cases much relaxed; in others, constipated.

I'd as soon ask if a woman were constipated as ask if she were chaste.

He also had slight headache and the bowels were constipated; no epistaxis.

In a constipated habit, attended with loss of cud, it is invaluable.

He who is constipated can hardly prove an alibi to "nerves."

If you are patriotic and constipated, substitute one bran muffin.

It has little or no food value, so the constipated overweight individual may indulge freely.

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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