Anything that tends to make her costive, such as fruits or green vegetables, should be partaken of with discrimination.
He took no other medicine, except a little rhubarb when costive.
Sometimes the patient is costive, and has been so for several days, the dysentery coming on without being preceded by looseness.
I finds un fine to hunt with, and 'tis not so costive as the others.
This gruel is proper for children, or persons of a costive habit.
I was of a costive, dyspeptic habit, which has been entirely removed.
The stool may be normal or costive, but is very often diarrhoetic.
A costive reserve on these subjects might have procured me more esteem from some people, but less from myself.
An egg may be taken at this meal by those luxuriously inclined, and if not of a costive habit.
To relieve the bowels when costive, take a dose of Nux Vomica at night, and Podophyllin in the morning.
costive cos·tive (kŏs'tĭv)
Suffering from constipation.