Noun constipation has 2 senses
  1. constipation, irregularity - irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
    --1 is a kind of symptom
    --1 has particulars: dyschezia; fecal impaction; obstipation
    Derived form: verb constipate2
  2. stultification, constipation, impairment, deadening - the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    --2 is a kind of degradation, debasement