Costiveness
Costiveness Cos"tive*ness, n. 1. An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the bowels; constipation. [1913 Webster]

2. Inability to express one's self; stiffness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A reverend disputant of the same costiveness in public elocution with myself. --Wakefield. [1913 Webster]


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  • costiveness — costive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ constipated. DERIVATIVES costiveness noun. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin constipare press together …   English terms dictionary

  • costiveness — noun see costive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • costiveness — See costively. * * * …   Universalium

  • costiveness — noun /ˈkɒstɪvnəs/ The state or quality of being costive; constipation …   Wiktionary

  • costiveness — SYN: constipation …   Medical dictionary

  • costiveness — cos·tive·ness || kÉ‘stɪvnɪs / kÉ’s n. constipation, blockage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • costiveness — n. Constipation …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • costiveness — cos·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • costiveness — nə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English costyfnes, from costyf, costif costive + nes ness : constipation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Constipation — in a young child as seen by X ray. Circles represent areas of fecal matter (stool is opaque white surrounded by black bowel gas) …   Wikipedia

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