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con·sti·pa·tion

 (kŏn′stə-pā′shən)
n.
1. Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry hardened feces from the bowels.
2. Obstruction; stultification.

constipation

(ˌkɒnstɪˈpeɪʃən)
n
(Pathology) infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels, with hard faeces, caused by functional or organic disorders or improper diet

con•sti•pa•tion

(ˌkɒn stəˈpeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent.
2. stultification.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin]

constipation

A condition in which food residue spends too long in the large intestine, too much water is absorbed and it becomes dry and difficult to pass. Lack of exercise or fiber, stress, or laxative abuse can lead to constipation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constipation - irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowelsconstipation - irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
dyschezia - difficulty in defecating (usually as a consequence of long continued voluntary suppression of the urge to defecate)
fecal impaction - accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move
obstipation - severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines
2.constipation - the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
Translations
إمْساك المَعِدَه
restrenyiment
zácpa
forstoppelse
ummetus
székrekedés
harîlífi
便秘
constipaţie
kabızlık

constipation

[ˌkɒnstɪˈpeɪʃən] Nestreñimiento m

constipation

[ˌkɒnstɪˈpeɪʃən] nconstipation f

constipation

n no plVerstopfung f

constipation

[ˌkɒnstɪˈpeɪʃn] n (Med) → stitichezza

constipated

(ˈkonstipeitid) adjective
having difficulty in passing waste matter (as regularly as normal) from the bowels.
ˌconstiˈpation noun

con·sti·pa·tion

n. estreñimiento, trastorno intestinal caracterizado por la imposibilidad de evacuar con facilidad.

constipation

n estreñimiento
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