constipation: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kon"stu-pā'shun), [key]
- a condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent.
- a state of slowing down, sluggishness, or inactivity.
- the act of crowding anything into a smaller compass; condensation.
- constipation (Thesaurus)