noun Medicine/Medical.

  1. obstinate constipation.


  1. 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.

  1. Intestinal obstruction; severe constipation.

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