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Pronunciation:  `kânstu'peyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  2. [n]  irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis

CONSTIPATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: deadening, impairment, irregularity, stultification
 See Also: debasement, degradation, dyschezia, fecal impaction, obstipation, symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con`sti*pa"tion\, n. [L. constipatio a crowding
together: cf. F. constipation.]
1. Act of crowding anything into a less compass, or the state
   of being crowded or pressed together; condensation. [Obs.]

         Fullness of matter, or a pretty close constipation .
         . . of its particles.                 --Boyle.

2. A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are
   infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled
   with hardened f[ae]ces; costiveness.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The inability to pass bowel movements easily.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have constipation means that you are unwilling to part with your old ways. You are continuing to grasp on to your old ways and failing to let go, forgive, and forget. You may be dwelling on past problems and previous difficulties.
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