Definition of constipation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnstɪˈpeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnstɪˈpeɪʃn//
[uncountable] Healthy eating habits
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the condition of being unable to get rid of waste material from the bowels easily (= being constipated) See related entries: Healthy eating habits Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘contraction of body tissues’): from late Latin constipatio(n-), from the verb constipare, from con- ‘together’ + stipare ‘press, cram’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: constipation