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See definition of costive on Dictionary.com
  • adj.stingy
  • adj.constipated

synonyms for costive

  • cheap
  • close
  • close-fisted
  • frugal
  • miserly
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penurious
  • pinching
  • tight
  • tightfisted
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How to use costive in a sentence

I finds un fine to hunt with, and 'tis not so costive as the others.
LEFT ON THE LABRADORDILLON WALLACE
The pulse is small, feeble and frequent, and the bowels costive.
AN EPITOME OF HOMEOPATHIC HEALING ARTB. L. HILL
I was of a costive, dyspeptic habit, which has been entirely removed.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
All these facts have been proved before your Lordships by costive and unwilling witnesses.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. XI. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
As he was costive, pills of aloes and steel were ordered to be taken occasionally.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOXGLOVE AND SOME OF ITS MEDICAL USESWILLIAM WITHERING
On the 15th, being costive, she took a jallap purge, and on the 24th she was discharged cured.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOXGLOVE AND SOME OF ITS MEDICAL USESWILLIAM WITHERING
The hawk is costive, and opens her beak often, as if gasping for more air.
THE ART AND PRACTICE OF HAWKINGEDWARD B. MICHELL
The stool is rather costive, especially with larger children; but diarrhoea may attend this disease.
PROF. KOCH'S METHOD TO CURE TUBERCULOSIS POPULARLY TREATEDMAX BIRNBAUM
I had a case of a calf that got very costive—so bad that it moaned dreadfully from pain.
CATTLE AND CATTLE-BREEDERSWILLIAM M'COMBIE
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
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COSTIVE

  • costive
  • obstructed
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