a condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent.
Informal. a state of slowing down, sluggishness, or inactivity.
Obsolete. the act of crowding anything into a smaller compass; condensation.
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How to use constipation in a sentence
People with this disorder experience frequent bouts of diarrhea or constipation.
Now is the winter of our discontent, having barely recovered from the autumn of our constipation.
Doctors say this is why constipation is one of the drugs’ most common side effects.New drugs that block a brain chemical are game changers for some migraine sufferers | Karen J. Bannan | March 22, 2021 | Science News
Chickweed can also be used as an anti-itch poultice for irritated skin or eaten to relieve constipation.
It gauges the risks of that crew member having anything from constipation to a heart attack.Surviving Mars missions will take planning and lots of innovation | Maria Temming | October 22, 2020 | Science News For Students
In addition to the “high,” there is pain relief, but also nausea, constipation, and slowed breathing.
After a few days of bad food and early nights, I began to get terrible constipation.
Simple constipation and diseases of the large intestine alone do not increase the amount of indican.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Rounded scybalous masses are common in habitual constipation, and indicate atony of the muscular coat of the intestine.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Besides, he suffered from constipation and feelings of depression.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
It serves to give bulk to the food, and thereby possibly acts as a preventive to constipation.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
constipation is taken care of along the same lines as mentioned elsewhere in this book.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
British Dictionary definitions for constipation
infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels, with hard faeces, caused by functional or organic disorders or improper diet
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