[kos-tiv, kaw-stiv] /ˈkɒs tɪv, ˈkɔ stɪv/
suffering from constipation; constipated.
slow in action or in expressing ideas, opinions, etc.
Obsolete. stingy; tight-fisted.
having constipation; constipated
c.1400, from Middle French costivé, from Latin constipatus, past participle of constipare (see constipation).
costive cos·tive (kŏs’tĭv)
[kawst-juhs-tuh-fahy, kost-] /ˈkɔstˌdʒʌs təˌfaɪ, ˈkɒst-/ verb (used with object), cost-justified, cost-justifying. 1. to justify the allotment or spending of a specific sum of money for (an investment, procurement, etc.).
noun 1. a cost accountant.
noun 1. a subsidiary ledger in which are recorded the costs of goods produced or services supplied.
[kawst, kost] /kɔst, kɒst/ noun 1. the price paid to acquire, produce, accomplish, or maintain anything: the high cost of a good meal. 2. an outlay or expenditure of money, time, labor, trouble, etc.: What will the cost be to me? 3. a sacrifice, loss, or penalty: to work at the cost of one’s health. […]