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obstipation (n.)

"action of blocking or stopping up," especially, in medicine, "constipation," 1590s, from Latin obstipationem (nominative obstipatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of *obstipare "action of blocking or stopping up," from ob "in front of; in the way of" (see ob-) + stipare "to press together, to pack" (see stiff (adj.)).

updated on July 29, 2019

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Definitions of obstipation from WordNet

obstipation (n.)
severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines;
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