constipate


con·sti·pate

transitive verb \ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌpāt\
con·sti·pat·edcon·sti·pat·ing

Definition of CONSTIPATE

1
:  to cause constipation in
2
:  to make immobile, inactive, or dull :  stultify <so much clutter … will tend to constipate the novel's working order — Times Literary Supplement>

Origin of CONSTIPATE

Medieval Latin constipatus, past participle of constipare, from Latin, to crowd together, from com- + stipare to pack tight — more at stiff
First Known Use: 1533

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con·sti·pate

transitive verb \ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌpāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
con·sti·pat·edcon·sti·pat·ing

Medical Definition of CONSTIPATE

: to make costive : cause constipation in

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