from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause constipation in.
- transitive v. To clog or make sluggish; obstruct.
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- v. To cause constipation in.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together or condense.
- transitive v. To stop (a channel) by filling it, and preventing passage through it.
- transitive v. To render costive; to cause constipation in.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; thicken or condense.
- To stop by filling a passage; clog.
- To fill or crowd the intestinal canal of with fecal matter; make costive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. impede with a clog or as if with a clog
- v. cause to be constipated
Latin cōnstīpāre, cōnstīpāt-, to crowd together : com-, com- + stīpāre, to cram.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)