Scene after scene was filled up with white actors in bathrobes all reciting their lines like they were constipated.
If the bowels are constipated, take a tablespoonful of wheat bran on rising; also a small bunch of grapes and a glass of water.
The constipated bowels were permitted their own times for action.
A medical man whose sense of smell is delicate soon learns to know a constipated person by the breath.
He also had slight headache and the bowels were constipated; no epistaxis.
If the child is constipated, use a little more cream, or sweeten with brown sugar.
In a constipated habit, attended with loss of cud, it is invaluable.
If constipated, take wheat bran at both the morning and the evening meal.
He who is constipated can hardly prove an alibi to "nerves."
There is also loss of appetite, and the bowels are constipated.
1530s, in part a back-formation from constipation, in part from Latin constipatus, past participle of constipare (see constipation). Earlier as an adjective (early 15c.); an earlier verb in this sense was constipen (late 14c.). Related: Constipated; constipating.
Suffering from constipation.
constipate con·sti·pate (kŏn'stə-pāt')
v. con·sti·pat·ed, con·sti·pat·ing, con·sti·pates
To cause constipation in the bowels.