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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: constipatio, from Latin constipare 'to crowd together', from com- ( COM-) + stipare 'to press'

constipation

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
con‧sti‧pa‧tion [uncountable]
MI the condition of having difficulty in getting rid of solid waste from your body [↪ diarrhoea]
constipated adjective

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