Thesaurus / costive
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Costive, kos′tiv, adj. having the motion of the bowels too slow: constipated.

If the patient is costive, Nux should be taken at night, until his bowels become regular.

I was of a costive, dyspeptic habit, which has been entirely removed.

An egg may be taken at this meal by those luxuriously inclined, and if not of a costive habit.

If they are costive, put in a little melted lard, or some kind of inoffensive oil.

Soil CultureJ. H. Walden

There is usually marked thirst, the bowels are costive, and dung is passed with pain and effort.

Special Report on Diseases of CattleU.S. Department of Agriculture

Next Day, the 21st, her Blood appeared very sizy, and she complained of having been costive for some Days.

The active circulation of the digestive fluids ceases, and the sufferer is said to be costive or to have chronic diarrhea.

Intestinal IllsAlcinous Burton Jamison

Much needless alarm is often felt by persons on account of a costive state of the bowels.

The hawk is costive, and opens her beak often, as if gasping for more air.

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