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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Constipate \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.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is
being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated
today" [syn: clog, constipate]
2: cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"
[syn: constipate, bind]
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