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

 

constipated

 adjective
adjective
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 Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin constipat- ‘crowded or pressed together’, from the verb constipare, from con- ‘together’ + stipare ‘press, cram’.
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