constipation

[ kon-stuh-pey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF constipation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSTIPATION

This is often a result of onanism, nervousness or constipation.

Besides, he suffered from constipation and feelings of depression.

A child's bowels may move daily and yet the child will suffer from constipation.

If the bowel is at fault, constipation is the usual consequence.

Many mothers are responsible for the constipation with which baby suffers.

If the bowel takes too long to do its work we have constipation.

In Jamaica the juice of the leaves is sometimes used for constipation.

The constipation, which had been very obstinate, also began to yield.

With most women, pimples are caused by indigestion or constipation.

If there is constipation, the opium should be mixed with 30 grains of calomel.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "constriction of tissue," from Late Latin constipationem (nominative constipatio), noun of state from Latin constipare "to press or crowd together," from com- "together" (see com-) + stipare "to cram, pack" (see stiff (adj.)). Specifically of the bowel condition since 1540s.

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