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.

 

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