constipation

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•sti•pa•tion /ˌkɑnstəˈpeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Pathologya condition of the bowels in which the feces are hardened and defecation is difficult.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•sti•pa•tion  (kon′stə pāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Pathologya condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent.
  2. Informal Termsa state of slowing down, sluggishness, or inactivity.
  3. [Obs.]the act of crowding anything into a smaller compass;
    condensation.
  • Late Latin constīpātiōn- (stem of constīpātiō). See constipate, -ion
  • Middle French)
  • late Middle English constipacioun ( 1375–1425


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

constipation /ˌkɒnstɪˈpeɪʃən/ n
  1. infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels, with hard faeces, caused by functional or organic disorders or improper diet



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