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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


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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