Definition of Obstipate

1. Verb. Constipate severely.

Generic synonyms: Bind, Constipate
Derivative terms: Obstipation



Definition of Obstipate

1. Verb. (medicine) To induce severe constipation through an intestinal blockage ¹

2. Verb. (rare) To become or cause to become blocked up ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obstipate

obstetricks
obstetrics
obstetricy
obstinacies
obstinacy
obstinance
obstinances
obstinancies
obstinancy
obstinant
obstinate
obstinately
obstinateness
obstinatenesses
obstination
obstipate (current term)
obstipation
obstipations
obstreperosity
obstreperous
obstreperously
obstreperousness
obstriction
obstrictions
obstropulous
obstruct
obstructed
obstructer
obstructers
obstructing

Literary usage of Obstipate

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1. Armadale by Wilkie Collins (1866)
"... elder he describes, when once roused, as the most obstipate man living; nothing will induce him to give way unless Armadale gives way also on his side. ..."

2. The History of British Guiana: Comprising a General Description of the by Henry G. Dalton (1855)
"The desire for liberty, and the attempt to obtain it on former occasions, had been met with stern and obstipate resistance. The passions which then actuated ..."

3. A General Collection of Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of America to by William Fordyce MAVOR (1810)
"... these obstipate people kept aloof, which induced the admiral to adopt another exp«dient. He now called a meeting of all the captains of the Indian.ships ..."

4. Ancient Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland by Scotland, Cosmo Innes, Robert Renwick (1868)
"Item si sint alique communes venelle obstipate et per quem. Item si sint alique terre in burgo vel ..."

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