adjective Date: 1547 1. affected with constipation 2. stilted or stodgy in appearance, expression, or action

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  • constipated — adj. having difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels; costive. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Constipated — Constipate Con sti*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constipated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Constipating}.] [L. constipatus, p. p. of constipare; con + stipare to crowd together. See {Costive}.] 1. To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • constipated — con·sti·pat·ed (kŏnʹstə pā tĭd) adj. 1. Affected with constipation. 2. Stiff, stodgy, or recalcitrant: “united only in a constipated hatred of change of any kind” (John Fowles). * * * …   Universalium

  • constipated — Suffering from constipation. * * * constipated adj affected with constipation * * * con·sti·pat·ed (konґstĭ pāt″əd) affected with constipation …   Medical dictionary

  • constipated — [[t]kɒ̱nstɪpeɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ Someone who is constipated has difficulty in getting rid of solid waste from their body …   English dictionary

  • constipated — adjective /ˈkɒnstəpeɪtəd/ The state of being unable to defecate. See Also: constipation …   Wiktionary

  • constipated — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become, get ▪ look ▪ make sb ADVERB ▪ very …   Collocations dictionary

  • constipated — Synonyms and related words: blocked, bound, choked, choked up, clogged, clogged up, congested, costive, foul, fouled, full, infarcted, jammed, obstipated, obstructed, packed, plugged, plugged up, stopped, stopped up, stuffed, stuffed up …   Moby Thesaurus

  • constipated — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. bound, costive, obstructed; see sick …   English dictionary for students

  • constipated — con|sti|pat|ed [ kanstı,peıtəd ] adjective not able to move solid waste out of your body easily …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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