costive


cos·tive

adjective \ˈkäs-tiv, ˈks-\

Definition of COSTIVE

1
a :  affected with constipation
b :  causing constipation
2
:  slow in action or expression
3
:  not generous :  stingy
cos·tive·ly adverb
cos·tive·ness noun

Origin of COSTIVE

Middle English, from Anglo-French costivé, past participle of costiver to constipate, from Latin constipare
First Known Use: 14th century

cos·tive

adjective \ˈkäs-tiv, ˈks-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COSTIVE

1
: affected with constipation
2
: causing constipation
cos·tive·ness noun

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