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Definition of Costiveness

  • An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the bowels; constipation.

How to use costiveness in a sentence. Costiveness pronunciation.

The disease commenced by an appearance of languor, rapid action of the heart, scantiness of urine, costiveness, swelling of the forehead above the eyes, which extended rapidly to the whole head; stiffness and swelling of the neck, eyes prominent and bloodshot, running at the nose of foul greenish matter in extraordinary quantities,-convulsions, death.
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I do live at my lodgings in the Navy Office, my family being, besides my wife and I, Jane Gentleman, Besse, our excellent, good-natured cookmayde, and Susan, a little girle, having neither man nor boy, nor like to have again a good while, living now in most perfect content and quiett, and very frugally also; my health pretty good, but only that I have been much troubled with a costiveness which I am labouring to get away, and have hopes of doing it.
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When the bile is prevented from flowing into the intestines, by any obstruction in the ducts, digestion is badly performed, costiveness takes place, and the excrements are of a white colour, from being deprived of the bile.
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The least increase of sthenic diathesis now brings on a disturbance of the functions, or actual disease; the commencement of which is generally a shivering, and a sense of cold; thirst and heat succeed; and then generally a pain in some part, either external or internal: costiveness generally attends this state, the urine is clear, and secreted in small quantity; memory and imagination become diminished, and there is generally less appetite for food.
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But this accumulation depends as well upon the proper action of the different functions, as upon the withdrawing of stimulants: we ought therefore to guard carefully against costiveness, by which the proper action of the stomach and bowels is very much injured: but we must use warm laxatives.
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With respect to medicines, costiveness, which often attends these diseases, ought to be carefully avoided, by some mild laxative.
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See inconstant. consternation, n. dismay, terror, alarm, panic, distraction. constipated, a. costive, bound. constipation, n. costiveness, stegnosis.
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Examples of Costiveness

Example #1
My favourite Horse, "The Pig," was attacked.
Example #2
In spite of every precaution, my horses died.
Example #3
At the office I am well, though envied to the devil by Sir William Batten, who hates me to death, but cannot hurt me.
Example #4
For which the good God be pleased to give me a thankful heart and a mind careful to preserve this and increase it.
Example #5
This fluid, stagnating in the gall bladder, is absorbed by the lymphatics, and carried into the blood, communicating to the whole surface of the body a yellow tinge, and other symptoms of jaundice.
Example #6
The bile is a thick bitter fluid, of a yellowish green colour, composed chiefly of soda and animal oil, forming a soap; and it is most probably in consequence of this saponaceous property that it assists digestion, by causing the different parts of the food to unite together by intermediate affinity.