having a condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent: Most constipated people need more fluids and fiber.
slow-moving or immobilized, as by overregulation, backlogs, etc.: Such an approach only adds to a bloated bureaucracy and constipated decision-making.
- un·con·sti·pat·ed, adjective
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How to use constipated in a sentence
Scene after scene was filled up with white actors in bathrobes all reciting their lines like they were constipated.
The bowels are constipated, and to this the feverish symptoms apparently owe their origin.A Treatise on Sheep: | Ambrose Blacklock
The well-being of the body is of the utmost importance: a clogged and constipated body is no medium for inspiration.Spirit and Music | H. Ernest Hunt
If the bowels are constipated relief should be sought in the manner we have just mentioned in speaking of constipation.The Physical Life of Woman: | Dr. George H Napheys
It is frequently the case that pregnant females, instead of being constipated are afflicted with severe diarrha.
During the greater part of the time he was confined to the house, the bowels were constipated, requiring daily purgatives.An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis | Archibald Makellar
British Dictionary definitions for constipated
suffering from constipation
subject to restriction or blockage in a flow of productive activity or creativity
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