- costen's syndrome,
Origin of costive
Examples from the Web for costiveness
A phlegmatic constitution, or costiveness, will render the complaint more frequent and painful.
It is extremely useful in costiveness, with flatulency, occurring in hysterical and hypochondriacal subjects.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The liability to costiveness, and the remedies therefor, are noted on p. 55 of this book.How to Camp Out|John M. Gould
There are some circumstances unconnected with disease of mind, which might dispose insane persons to costiveness.Observations on Madness and Melancholy|John Haslam
Dose: For dyspepsia, inactive liver or costiveness, one or two pills once a day; as a cathartic, three to five pills at a dose.The Ladies Book of Useful Information|Anonymous
Word Origin for costive
c.1400, from Middle French costivé, from Latin constipatus, past participle of constipare (see constipation).