verb (used with object), con·sti·pat·ed, con·sti·pat·ing.
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Origin of constipate
OTHER WORDS FROM constipateun·con·sti·pat·ed, adjective
Words nearby constipate
How to use constipate in a sentence
There are some foods that tend to constipate while others act as a laxative.The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction|Winfield S. Hall
Certain vegetable and mineral substances taken either intentionally or by accident constipate the bowels.
The saccharated carbonate of iron is a beautiful preparation that does not constipate—is, indeed, a little laxative in action.A Manual of Toy Dogs|Mrs. Leslie Williams
Brandy is decidedly injurious, it heats and inflames the throat, and tends to constipate the bowels.Advice to Singers|Frederick James Crowest
Opium so employed does not produce narcotism, and does not constipate the bowels.