constipate


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con·sti·pate

 (kŏn′stə-pāt′)
tr.v. con·sti·pat·ed, con·sti·pat·ing, con·sti·pates
1. To cause constipation in.
2. To clog or make sluggish; obstruct.

[Latin cōnstīpāre, cōnstīpāt-, to crowd together : com-, com- + stīpāre, to cram.]

constipate

(ˈkɒnstɪˌpeɪt)
vb
(Pathology) (tr) to cause constipation in
[C16: from Latin constīpāre to press closely together, from stīpāre to crowd together]

con•sti•pate

(ˈkɒn stəˌpeɪt)

v.t. -pat•ed, -pat•ing.
1. to cause constipation in.
2. to cause to become slow-moving or immobilized; constrict.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (past participle) < Latin constīpātus, past participle of constīpāre=con- con- + stīpāre to crowd, press]

constipate


Past participle: constipated
Gerund: constipating

Imperative
constipate
constipate
Present
I constipate
you constipate
he/she/it constipates
we constipate
you constipate
they constipate
Preterite
I constipated
you constipated
he/she/it constipated
we constipated
you constipated
they constipated
Present Continuous
I am constipating
you are constipating
he/she/it is constipating
we are constipating
you are constipating
they are constipating
Present Perfect
I have constipated
you have constipated
he/she/it has constipated
we have constipated
you have constipated
they have constipated
Past Continuous
I was constipating
you were constipating
he/she/it was constipating
we were constipating
you were constipating
they were constipating
Past Perfect
I had constipated
you had constipated
he/she/it had constipated
we had constipated
you had constipated
they had constipated
Future
I will constipate
you will constipate
he/she/it will constipate
we will constipate
you will constipate
they will constipate
Future Perfect
I will have constipated
you will have constipated
he/she/it will have constipated
we will have constipated
you will have constipated
they will have constipated
Future Continuous
I will be constipating
you will be constipating
he/she/it will be constipating
we will be constipating
you will be constipating
they will be constipating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been constipating
you have been constipating
he/she/it has been constipating
we have been constipating
you have been constipating
they have been constipating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been constipating
you will have been constipating
he/she/it will have been constipating
we will have been constipating
you will have been constipating
they will have been constipating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been constipating
you had been constipating
he/she/it had been constipating
we had been constipating
you had been constipating
they had been constipating
Conditional
I would constipate
you would constipate
he/she/it would constipate
we would constipate
you would constipate
they would constipate
Past Conditional
I would have constipated
you would have constipated
he/she/it would have constipated
we would have constipated
you would have constipated
they would have constipated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.constipate - impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today"
slow up, slow, slow down - cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
2.constipate - cause to be constipatedconstipate - cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"
indispose - cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
obstipate - constipate severely
Translations

constipate

[ˈkɒnstɪpeɪt] VTestreñir

constipate

vtVerstopfung fhervorrufen bei, verstopfen

constipate

[ˈkɒnstɪˌpeɪt] vt (Med) → causare stitichezza a

con·sti·pate

v. estreñir, constipar.

constipate

vt estreñir
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