Definition of costive
1a : affected with constipationb : causing constipation
2 : slow in action or expression
3 : not generous : stingy
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Movies coiled up in other movies have a habit of becoming either costive or cute, but somehow Falardeau avoids the traps.
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Origin and Etymology of costive
Middle English, from Anglo-French costivé, past participle of costiver to constipate, from Latin constipare
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Medical Definition of costive
1: affected with constipation
2: causing constipation
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