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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Affected with constipation.
  • adjective Stiff, stodgy, or recalcitrant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Costive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels; costive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unable to defecate.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of constipate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels

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