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Costive

Cos´tive   Pronunciation: k?s´t?v
a.1.Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a motion of the bowels; constipated.
2.Reserved; formal; close; cold.
You must be frank, but without indiscretion; and close, but without being costive.
- Lord Chesterfield.
3.Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.
Clay in dry seasons is costive, hardening with the sun and wind.
- Mortimer.
Adj.1.costive - retarding evacuation of feces
Antonyms:
laxative - stimulating evacuation of feces
laxative
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