Definition of constipated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒnstɪpeɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnstɪpeɪtɪd//
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unable to get rid of waste material from the bowels easily You should eat more fibre and fruit if you are constipated. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin constipat- ‘crowded or pressed together’, from the verb constipare, from con- ‘together’ + stipare ‘press, cram’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: constipated