From Latin obstipatus, past participle of obstipare, from ob- + stipare.
obstipate (third-person singular simple present obstipates, present participle obstipating, simple past and past participle obstipated)
- (medicine) To induce severe constipation through an intestinal blockage
- (rare) To become or cause to become blocked up
1926, Maxwell Struthers Burt, The Interpreter's House, page 136:
- Noisy, stuffy men smelling of tobacco smoke, their minds obstipated by clogged presumptions !