verb (used with object), con·sti·pat·ed, con·sti·pat·ing.
Origin of constipate
Related Words for constipatedcostive
Examples from the Web for constipated
Contemporary Examples of constipated
Scene after scene was filled up with white actors in bathrobes all reciting their lines like they were constipated.‘Son of God’: Why Are Jesus Movies Always Lame?
Matthew Paul Turner
March 2, 2014
Historical Examples of constipated
There is also loss of appetite, and the bowels are constipated.
The constipated bowels were permitted their own times for action.The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure
Edward Hooker Dewey
The bowels are, as a rule, constipated, but occasionally relaxed.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
The bowels are in some cases much relaxed; in others, constipated.A System of Midwifery
I'd as soon ask if a woman were constipated as ask if she were chaste.Painted Veils
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.