- 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.
Origin of constipation
Related Words for constipationpain, twinge, stiffness, ache, convulsion, contraction, constipation, restriction, stitch, stricture, circumscription, kink, crick, obstruction, confinement, impediment, hindrance, pang
Examples from the Web for constipation
Contemporary Examples of constipation
In addition to the “high,” there is pain relief, but also nausea, constipation, and slowed breathing.Heroin: America’s Silent Assassin
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Robert M. Lober, MD, PhD
February 3, 2014
Historical Examples of constipation
This is often a result of onanism, nervousness or constipation.The Sexual Question
Besides, he suffered from constipation and feelings of depression.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
A child's bowels may move daily and yet the child will suffer from constipation.
If the bowel is at fault, constipation is the usual consequence.
Many mothers are responsible for the constipation with which baby suffers.
- infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels, with hard faeces, caused by functional or organic disorders or improper diet
- Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry, hardened feces from the bowels.