- To cause difficulty in passing feces, resulting in infrequent or hard stools.
- To clog up or block up something.
From the latin constipatus, from constipare, meaning "to press together".
- Eating a diet high in processed foods can constipate you.
- Some medications can constipate you as a side effect.
- The drain was constipated and couldn't let the water through.
- The strike constipated the movement of goods.
- The blocked pipe constipated the water flow.