- obstinate constipation.
- pathol a severe form of constipation, usually resulting from obstruction of the intestinal tract
n.1590s, from Latin obstipationem (nominative obstipatio), noun of action from *obstipare “action of blocking or stopping up,” from ob- (see ob-) + stipare “to press together, to pack” (see stiff (adj.)). n.
- Intestinal obstruction; severe constipation.