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English definition of “constipated”


adjective     /ˈkɒn.stɪ.peɪ.tɪd/ US  /ˈkɑːn.stɪ.peɪ.t̬ɪd/
unable to empty your bowels as often as you should: If you ate more fibre you wouldn't get constipated.Digestive disorders constipation     /ˌkɒn.stɪˈpeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/ noun [U] to get/have/suffer from constipationDigestive disorders
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