Constipate

Definition of Constipate

Con´sti`pate
v. t.1.To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together or condense.
[imp. & p. p. Constipated; p. pr. & vb. n. Constipating.]
Of cold the property is to condense and constipate.
- Bacon.
2.To stop (a channel) by filling it, and preventing passage through it; as, to constipate the capillary vessels.
3.(Med.) To render costive; to cause constipation in.

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