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con·gest

 (kən-jĕst′)
v. con·gest·ed, con·gest·ing, con·gests
v.tr.
1. To overfill or overcrowd: Trucks congested the tunnel.
2. Medicine To cause the accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in (a vessel or organ).
v.intr.
To become congested.

[Latin congerere, congest-, to heap up, crowd together : com-, com- + gerere, to carry.]

con·ges′tion n.
con·ges′tive adj.

congest

(kənˈdʒɛst)
vb
1. to crowd or become crowded to excess; overfill
2. (Pathology) to overload or clog (an organ or part) with blood or (of an organ or part) to become overloaded or clogged with blood
3. (tr; usually passive) to block (the nose) with mucus
[C16: from Latin congestus pressed together, from congerere to assemble; see congeries]
conˈgestible adj
conˈgestive adj

con•gest

(kənˈdʒɛst)

v.t.
1. to fill to excess; overcrowd or overburden; clog.
2. to cause an unnatural accumulation of blood or other fluid in (a body part or blood vessel): The cold congested her sinuses.
v.i.
3. to become congested.
[1530–40; < Latin congestus, past participle of congerere]
con•ges′tive, adj.

Congest

 an accumulation; a number of separate people or things crowded very closely together; a heap.
Examples: congest of floods, 1651; of methodical arguments, 1657.

congest


Past participle: congested
Gerund: congesting

Imperative
congest
congest
Present
I congest
you congest
he/she/it congests
we congest
you congest
they congest
Preterite
I congested
you congested
he/she/it congested
we congested
you congested
they congested
Present Continuous
I am congesting
you are congesting
he/she/it is congesting
we are congesting
you are congesting
they are congesting
Present Perfect
I have congested
you have congested
he/she/it has congested
we have congested
you have congested
they have congested
Past Continuous
I was congesting
you were congesting
he/she/it was congesting
we were congesting
you were congesting
they were congesting
Past Perfect
I had congested
you had congested
he/she/it had congested
we had congested
you had congested
they had congested
Future
I will congest
you will congest
he/she/it will congest
we will congest
you will congest
they will congest
Future Perfect
I will have congested
you will have congested
he/she/it will have congested
we will have congested
you will have congested
they will have congested
Future Continuous
I will be congesting
you will be congesting
he/she/it will be congesting
we will be congesting
you will be congesting
they will be congesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been congesting
you have been congesting
he/she/it has been congesting
we have been congesting
you have been congesting
they have been congesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been congesting
you will have been congesting
he/she/it will have been congesting
we will have been congesting
you will have been congesting
they will have been congesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been congesting
you had been congesting
he/she/it had been congesting
we had been congesting
you had been congesting
they had been congesting
Conditional
I would congest
you would congest
he/she/it would congest
we would congest
you would congest
they would congest
Past Conditional
I would have congested
you would have congested
he/she/it would have congested
we would have congested
you would have congested
they would have congested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.congest - become or cause to become obstructedcongest - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
gum up - stick together as if with gum; "the inside of the pipe has gummed up"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
crap up - become obstructed or chocked up; "The drains clogged up"
choke up, lug, stuff, block - obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
silt, silt up - become chocked with silt; "The river silted up"

congest

verb
To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container:
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