Constipate (verb)

  1. To cause difficulty in passing feces, resulting in infrequent or hard stools.
  2. To clog up or block up something.

Origin:

From the latin constipatus, from constipare, meaning "to press together".

Examples:

  1. Eating a diet high in processed foods can constipate you.
  2. Some medications can constipate you as a side effect.
  3. The drain was constipated and couldn't let the water through.
  4. The strike constipated the movement of goods.
  5. The blocked pipe constipated the water flow.
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