un constipated

constipate

[kon-stuh-peyt]
verb (used with object), constipated, constipating.
1.
to cause constipation in; make costive.
2.
Informal. to cause to become slow-moving or immobilized; restrict the action or effectiveness of: Bureaucratic red tape can constipate the operations of any government agency.
3.
Obsolete. to crowd or pack closely together.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (past participle) < Latin constīpātus (past participle of constīpāre), equivalent to con- con- + stīpā- (stem of stīpāre to crowd, press) + -tus past participle suffix

unconstipated, adjective
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constipate (ˈkɒnstɪˌpeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to cause constipation in
 
[C16: from Latin constīpāre to press closely together, from stīpāre to crowd together]

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constipate
1530s, from L. constipat-, pp. stem of constipare (see constipation). Related: Constipated (1540s).
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constipate con·sti·pate (kŏn'stə-pāt')
v. con·sti·pat·ed, con·sti·pat·ing, con·sti·pates
To cause constipation in the bowels.

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