costively
adverb see costive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Costively — Cos tive*ly, adv. In a costive manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • costively — See costive. * * * …   Universalium

  • costively — adv. in a state of stoppage, in a state of constipation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • costively — cos·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • costively — adverb see costive …   Useful english dictionary

  • costive — costively, adv. costiveness, n. /kos tiv, kaw stiv/, adj. 1. suffering from constipation; constipated. 2. slow in action or in expressing ideas, opinions, etc. 3. Obs. stingy; tight fisted. [1350 1400; ME < AF *costif, for MF costivé, ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • costive — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French costivé, past participle of costiver to constipate, from Latin constipare Date: 14th century 1. a. affected with constipation b. causing constipation 2. slo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • costiveness — See costively. * * * …   Universalium

  • costive — [ kɒstɪv] adjective constipated. Derivatives costively adverb costiveness noun Origin ME: via OFr. from L. constipare (see constipated) …   English new terms dictionary

  • costive — /ˈkɒstɪv/ (say kostiv) adjective 1. suffering from constipation; constipated. 2. slow in action or in expressing ideas, opinions, etc.: *A sort of costive English, too, they speak / And sweat and drink and quarrel round the week –john douglas… …   Australian English dictionary

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