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irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
difficulty in defecating (usually as a consequence of long continued voluntary suppression of the urge to defecate)
accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move
severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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