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Meaning of CONSTIPATE

Pronunciation:  'kânstu`peyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"
  2. [v]  impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today"
 

CONSTIPATE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bind, clog
 
 See Also: indispose, obstipate, slow, slow down, slow up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"sti*pate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constipated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Constipating}.] [L. constipatus, p. p. of
constipare; con- + stipare to crowd together. See {Costive}.]
1. To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together
   or condense. [Obs.]

         Of cold the property is to condense and constipate.
                                               --Bacon.

2. To stop (a channel) by filling it, and preventing passage
   through it; as, to constipate the capillary vessels.

3. (Med.) To render costive; to cause constipation in.

 

 

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