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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sti·pate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constipated; p. pr. & vb. n. Constipating.]
 1. To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together or condense. [Obs.]
    Of cold the property is to condense and constipate.   --Bacon.
 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) 2.0

      adj : have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the
            bowels [ant: unconstipated]