constipation

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noun con·sti·pa·tion \ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈpā-shən\

Definition of constipation

  1. 1 :  abnormally delayed or infrequent passage of usually dry hardened feces

  2. 2 :  stultification

Examples of constipation in a sentence

  1. A side effect of the drug is constipation.

15th Century

First Known Use of constipation

15th century


CONSTIPATION Defined for English Language Learners

constipation

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noun con·sti·pa·tion \ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈpā-shən\

Definition of constipation for English Language Learners

  • : the condition of being unable to easily release solid waste from your body : the condition of being unable to have a bowel movement easily


CONSTIPATION Defined for Kids

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noun con·sti·pa·tion \ˌkän-stə-ˈpā-shən\

Definition of constipation for Students

  1. :  difficult or infrequent passage of dry hard material from the bowels


Medical Dictionary

constipation

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noun con·sti·pa·tion \ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈpā-shən\

Medical Definition of constipation

  1. :  abnormally delayed or infrequent passage of dry hardened feces



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