verb (used with object), con·sti·pat·ed, con·sti·pat·ing.
- constituent assembly
Origin of constipate
Examples from the Web for constipated
Not exercise in general, for many a man who takes abundant exercise may be constipated.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Indigestion follows, the child loses weight, is languid and listless and constipated.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague
Costive, kos′tiv, adj. having the motion of the bowels too slow: constipated.
As to the movements of the constipated vapours forming spots, the spectroscope is also competent to supply information.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
There is also loss of appetite, and the bowels are constipated.
Word Origin for constipate
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.