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English verb: constipate

1. constipate (change) impede with a clog or as if with a clog

SamplesThe market is being clogged by these operations.
My mind is constipated today.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)slow, slow down, slow up

2. constipate (body) cause to be constipated

SamplesThese foods tend to constipate you.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)indispose

Narrower (hyponym)obstipate

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