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constipate (verb), constipates; constipated; constipating
1. To crowd or to pack closely together: "People should be aware that certain foods might constipate them."
2. To clog or to make sluggish; to obstruct so as to cause something to become slow-moving or immobilized; that is, to restrict the action or effectiveness of something: "Shirley felt as if her mind was constipated when she got out of bed today."

"Bureaucratic red tape often constipates the operations of government agencies."

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