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costive

having constipation; constipated
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The station is a qualitative addition to the national grid through coverage of the demand for electricity during peak times as an alternative to costive thermal and gas electricity generation.
That costive approach extends, here, to how audiences receive her work.
Clyde found a planet--which those costive bastards of the International Astronomical Union now say isn't a planet
On the other side, the interests at credits are even more costive, and the credit allowance conditions are more restrictive.
In the later version of this ballad Byron describes Gally's progress 'Through Araby the sandy'; his muse is barren as the landscape and riding on 'a Camel's hump' has rendered his rhymes 'of the costive kind'.
For millions, World War II crippled the great English breakfast: food and fuel rationing reduced it to costive sludge, insulation against damp rather than nutrition.
In the other literary worlds I am familiar with--the USA and France--their novelists seem positively costive compared to ours--always excluding the prodigious John Updike, of course.
economic progress has steadily out-distanced that of the economically costive EU economy, particularly that part of it that Mr Donald Rumsfeld once referred to as "old Europe".