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Constipate


CONSTIPATE, verb transitive [Latin , to crowd, or cram. See Stuff and Stop.]

1. To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to thicken or condense.

2. To stop, by filling a passage, and preventing motion; as, to constipate capillary vessels.

3. To fill or crowd the intestinal canal, and make costive.