constipate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kon'stu-pāt"), [key]
— -pat•ed, -pat•ing.
- to cause constipation in; make costive.
- to cause to become slow-moving or immobilized; restrict the action or effectiveness of: Bureaucratic red tape can constipate the operations of any government agency.
- to crowd or pack closely together.
- constipate (Thesaurus)