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obstipation

[ ob-stuh-pey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɒb stəˈpeɪ ʃən /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

obstinate constipation.

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Origin of obstipation

1590–1600; <Late Latin obstīpātiōn- (stem of obstīpātiō) close pressure, equivalent to ob-ob- + stīpāt(us) (past participle of stīpāre to press) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for obstipation

obstipation
/ (ˌɒbstɪˈpeɪʃən) /

noun

pathol a severe form of constipation, usually resulting from obstruction of the intestinal tract
C16: from Latin obstīpātiō, from ob- (intensive) + stīpāre to press together
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Medical definitions for obstipation

obstipation
[ ŏb′stə-pāshən ]

n.

Intestinal obstruction; severe constipation.
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