Constipation

Definition of Constipation

Con`sti`pa´tion
n.1.Act of crowding anything into a less compass, or the state of being crowded or pressed together; condensation.
Fullness of matter, or a pretty close constipation . . . of its particles.
- Boyle.
2.A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled with hardened fæces; costiveness.

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