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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.]
(Pathology) (tr) to cause constipation in
[C16: from Latin constīpāre to press closely together, from stīpāre to crowd together]
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]
Past participle: constipated
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|Verb||1.||constipate - impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today"|
|2.||constipate - cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"|
indispose - cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
obstipate - constipate severely