constipation definition by Webster's New World
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a condition in which the feces are hard and elimination from the bowels is infrequent and difficult
Origin: Middle English constipacioun ; from Old French constipation ; from Classical Latin constipatio: see constipate
constipation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry hardened feces from the bowels.
- Obstruction; stultification.
constipation - Medical Definition
Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry, hardened feces from the bowels.