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constipation

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con=sti=pa=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

constipationn. [L. constipatio a crowding together: cf. F. constipation.].
  •  Act of crowding anything into a less compass, or the state of being crowded or pressed together; condensation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Fullness of matter, or a pretty close constipation . . . of its particles."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled with hardened fæces; costiveness.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

constipation, n.
1 a condition with hardened faeces and difficulty in emptying the bowels.
2 a restricted state.

Etymology
ME f. OF constipation or LL constipatio (as constipate)

THESAURUS

constipation

abscess, ague, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, backache, bar, barrier, blank wall, bleeding, blennorhea, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, bottleneck, cachexia, cachexy, cardialgia, cecum, chill, chills, choking, choking off, cholera morbus, clog, colic, congestion, convulsion, costiveness, coughing, cul-de-sac, cyanosis, dead end, diarrhea, dizziness, dropsy, dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema, emaciation, embolism, embolus, fainting, fatigue, fever, fibrillation, flux, gorge, gripe, gripes, growth, heartburn, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, icterus, impasse, impediment, indigestion, infarct, infarction, inflammation, insomnia, irregularity, itching, jam, jaundice, labored breathing, lientery, low blood pressure, lumbago, marasmus, nasal discharge, nausea, necrosis, obstacle, obstipation, obstruction, pain, paralysis, pruritus, pyrosis, rash, rheum, sclerosis, sealing off, seizure, shock, skin eruption, sneezing, sore, spasm, stop, stoppage, strangulation, tabes, tachycardia, trots, tumor, upset stomach, vertigo, vomiting, wasting

ROGET THESAURUS

constipation

Closure

N closure, occlusion, blockade, shutting up, obstruction, embolus, contraction, infarction, constipation, obstipation, blind alley, blind corner, keddah, cul-de-sac, caecum, imperforation, imperviousness, impermeability, stopper, closed, shut, operculated, unopened, unpierced, imporous, caecal, closable, imperforate, impervious, impermeable, impenetrable, impassable, unpassable, invious, pathless, wayless, untrodden, untrod, unventilated, air tight, water tight, hermetically sealed, tight, snug.

Density

N density, solidity, solidness, impenetrability, impermeability, incompressibility, imporosity, cohesion, constipation, consistence, spissitude, specific gravity, hydrometer, areometer, condensation, caseation, solidation, solidification, consolidation, concretion, coagulation, petrification, crystallization, precipitation, deposit, precipitate, inspissation, gelation, thickening, indivisibility, indiscerptibility, insolubility, indissolvableness, solid body, mass, block, knot, lump, concretion, concrete, conglomerate, cake, clot, stone, curd, coagulum, bone, gristle, cartilage, casein, crassamentum, legumin, superdense matter, condensed states of matter, dwarf star, neutron star, dense, solid, solidified, caseous, pukka, coherent, cohesive, compact, close, serried, thickset, substantial, massive, lumpish, impenetrable, impermeable, nonporous, imporous, incompressible, constipated, concrete, knotted, knotty, gnarled, crystalline, crystallizable, thick, grumous, stuffy, undissolved, unmelted, unliquefied, unthawed, indivisible, indiscerptible, infrangible, indissolvable, indissoluble, insoluble, infusible.


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