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constipate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constipate  \Con"sti*pate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Constipated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Constipating}.]  [L.  constipatus  p.  p.  of 
  constipare;  con-  +  stipare  to  crowd  together.  See  {Costive}.] 
  1.  To  crowd  or  cram  into  a  narrow  compass;  to  press  together 
  or  condense.  [Obs.] 
 
  Of  cold  the  property  is  to  condense  and  constipate. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  stop  (a  channel)  by  filling  it  and  preventing  passage 
  through  it  as  to  constipate  the  capillary  vessels. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  To  render  costive;  to  cause  constipation  in 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constipate 
  v  :  cause  to  be  constipated  [syn:  {bind}] 




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