con·sti·pa·tion /ˌkɑn(t)stəˈpeʃən/ 名詞
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 fæces; costiveness.
n 1: irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the
bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or
diverticulitis [syn: irregularity]
2: the act of making something futile and useless (as by
routine) [syn: stultification, impairment, deadening]