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constipate (v.)

1530s, "to fill or cram the intestinal canal with fecal matter," in part a back-formation from constipation, in part from Latin constipatus, past participle of constipare"to press or crowd closely together." An earlier verb in this sense was constipen (late 14c.). General sense of "crowd or cram into a narrow compass" is from 1540s in English, Related: Constipated; constipating.

updated on March 10, 2018

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Definitions of constipate from WordNet

constipate (v.)
impede with a clog or as if with a clog;
My mind is constipated today
Synonyms: clog /
constipate (v.)
cause to be constipated;
These foods tend to constipate you
Synonyms: bind
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