Definitions

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

  • noun Severe constipation caused by intestinal obstruction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of stopping up, as a passage.
  • noun In medicine, costiveness; constipation.

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

  • noun obsolete The act of stopping up, as a passage.
  • noun (Med.), obsolete Extreme constipation.

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  • noun severe constipation caused by intestinal obstruction

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

  • noun severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin obstīpātiō, obstīpātiōn- : Latin ob-, in the way; see ob– + Latin stīpātus, past participle of stīpāre, to compress.]

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obstipate +‎ -ion

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