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English noun: constipation

1. constipation (state) irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis


Synonymsirregularity


Broader (hypernym)symptom


Narrower (hyponym)dyschezia, fecal impaction, obstipation

2. constipation (act) the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)


Synonymsdeadening, impairment, stultification


Broader (hypernym)debasement, degradation









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