from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Affected with constipation.
- adj. Stiff, stodgy, or recalcitrant: "united only in a constipated hatred of change of any kind” ( John Fowles).
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- adj. Unable to defecate.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of constipate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels; costive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels
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This type of entrenched (some might call it constipated) thinking seems to permeate the large organizations that I've encountered in my life.
The nurses would let a man remain constipated for a week on end, and they seldom washed those who were too weak to wash themselves.
General comments: bee said ... the lady has a great voice. why are there so many sourpuss faces in the audience? most of them look constipated. is it illegal to smile or appear to be enjoying oneself?
In this form of indigestion the bowels are often much constipated, which is usually only a more marked symptom of chronic constipation.
"The Senate at the moment could be politely described as constipated," he said.
Like Jeezy, he is known for his ad-libs (Giggs's most famous example can only be described as a constipated grunt) and his extremely laidback flow.
The vocals come off as a kind of constipated struggle to squeeze out some simulacrum of sincerity.
It loses whenever it's "constipated" (love that analogy) with orthodoxies.
When formula-feeding became more common in the 20th century, babies sometimes really did get constipated which is unusual in breast-fed babies and so laxative use started early and then continued.
Was the system in 1938 just not as "constipated" as later on , with the 30's animation directors and supervising animators more at liberty to approve large chunks of footage on their own assigned sequences , with Walt having the final say on approval of footage ?