costive costive


  • (adj) retarding evacuation of feces; binding; constipating


  1. New Yorkers have suspected that the city's worst schools are in the costive squalor of Harlem.
  2. Weizmann proclaimed a conception of Zion far above the costive strivings of Israeli nationalism.
  3. By 1883 Saratoga hotels had a capacity of 12,500, sheltered 100,000 costive, gouty, giddy visitors a summer season.
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furtive furtive
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