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Origin of costive
OTHER WORDS FROM costivecos·tive·ly, adverbcos·tive·ness, noun
Words nearby costive
How to use costive in a sentence
I finds un fine to hunt with, and 'tis not so costive as the others.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
The pulse is small, feeble and frequent, and the bowels costive.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art|B. L. Hill
I was of a costive, dyspeptic habit, which has been entirely removed.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages|William Andrus Alcott
All these facts have been proved before your Lordships by costive and unwilling witnesses.
As he was costive, pills of aloes and steel were ordered to be taken occasionally.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering