Pronunciation: (kon"stu-pā'shun), [key]
1. a condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent.
2. Informal.a state of slowing down, sluggishness, or inactivity.
3. Obs.the act of crowding anything into a smaller compass; condensation.
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