constipation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kon"stu-pā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent.
  2. a state of slowing down, sluggishness, or inactivity.
  3. the act of crowding anything into a smaller compass; condensation.
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