verb (used with object), con·sti·pat·ed, con·sti·pat·ing.
- constituent assembly
Origin of constipate
Examples from the Web for constipating
The general indications require the administration of iron, which has no constipating effect in this ailment.
Seltzer water and milk will often agree when the milk alone is found to be too heavy and constipating.
They all are a trouble to make; barley and rice water are constipating, and oatmeal water is heating.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book|Thomas R. Allinson
But, unlike the latter, it is credited with producing a constipating effect if eaten without its skin.Food Remedies|Florence Daniel
Other foods of very high theoretical value are constipating if used in large amounts, as cheese, nuts, chocolate.
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.