constipation

Definitions of constipation
  1. noun
    irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
    synonyms: irregularity
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    types:
    dyschezia
    difficulty in defecating (usually as a consequence of long continued voluntary suppression of the urge to defecate)
    fecal impaction
    accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move
    obstipation
    severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines
    type of:
    symptom
    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  2. noun
    the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    synonyms: deadening, impairment, stultification
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    type of:
    debasement, degradation
    changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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