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

 con·sti·pa·tion /ˌkɑn(t)stəˈpeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 con·sti·pa·tion /ˌkɑn(t)stəˈpeʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sti·pa·tion n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]