constipation

Definitions of constipation
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n irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis

Synonyms:
irregularity
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

n the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)

Synonyms:
deadening, impairment, stultification
Type of:
debasement, degradation
changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

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