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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.

congestion

(kənˈdʒɛstʃən)
n
1. the state of being overcrowded, esp with traffic or people
2. (Pathology) the state of being overloaded or clogged with blood
3. (Pathology) the state of being blocked with mucus

con•ges•tion

(kənˈdʒɛs tʃən)

n.
1. overcrowding; clogging: traffic congestion.
2. clogging in a blood vessel, duct, or other body part due to an accumulation of fluid, mucus, etc.: nasal congestion.
[1585–95; < Latin]

Congestion

 a gathering or accumulation; a heap or pile.
Examples: congestion of population, 1887; of traffic, 1883; of unmethodized matter, 1843.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congestion - excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
hydrothorax - accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest) often resulting from disease of the heart or kidneys
haemothorax, hemothorax - accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest)
hyperaemia, hyperemia - increased blood in an organ or other body part
pulmonary congestion - congestion in the lungs
stuffiness - state of obstruction or stoppage or air in the nose or throat
2.congestion - excessive crowding; "traffic congestion"
crowding - a situation in which people or things are crowded together; "he didn't like the crowding on the beach"

congestion

noun overcrowding, crowding, mass, jam, clogging, bottleneck, snarl-up (informal, chiefly Brit.) Energy consumption, road congestion and pollution have increased.
Translations
اِحْتِقَانازْدِحام، احْتِقان
návalucpánízácpa
overfyldningtilstopningtrafikkaosoverbefolkning
ruuhka
zakrčenost
forgalmi torlódásvértolulás
troîningur
密集
정체
trängsel
ความแออัด
sự tắc nghẽn

congestion

[kənˈdʒestʃən]
A. N
1. [of traffic] → congestión f; [of people] → aglomeración f
2. (Med) → congestión f
B. CPD congestion charge(s) N(PL)tasa fsing por congestión

congestion

[kənˈdʒɛstʃən] n
(MEDICINE) [arteries, lungs] → congestion f
(on roads, in airport, airspace)encombrement m, congestion f
traffic congestion → embouteillages mplcongestion charge ntaxe f embouteillage (visant à réduire la circulation automobile en ville)

congestion

n (= traffic, pedestrians)Stau m, → Stockung f; (in corridors etc) → Gedränge nt; (= overpopulation)Übervölkerung f; (Med) → Blutstau m, → Blutandrang m; the congestion in the city centre is getting so bad …die Verstopfung in der Innenstadt nimmt derartige Ausmaße an …

congestion

[kənˈdʒɛstʃn] n (with traffic) (Med) → congestione f; (with people) → sovraffollamento

congested

(kənˈdʒestid) adjective
over-crowded; over-full.
conˈgestion (-tʃən) noun
traffic congestion; nasal congestion.

congestion

اِحْتِقَان nával overfyldning Stau συμφόρηση congestión ruuhka encombrement zakrčenost congestione 密集 정체 ophoping overbelastning przeciążenie congestionamento скопление trängsel ความแออัด tıkanıklık sự tắc nghẽn 拥塞

con·ges·tion

n. congestión, aglomeración; acumulación excesiva de sangre en un órgano;
active ______ activa;
functional ______ funcional;
passive ______ pasiva;
venous ______ venosa.

congestion

n congestión f; nasal — congestión nasal
References in classic literature ?
Verily, in the all-wise and unknowable providence of God, who moveth in mysterious ways his wonders to perform, have I never heard the fellow to this question for confusion of the mind and congestion of the ducts of thought.
Every girl was deep in study except Miss Carpenter, who, pretending to pick up a fallen book, was purple with suppressed laughter and the congestion caused by stooping.
Albans to relieve the congestion of the home counties.
There was no peculiar indication in any organ -- an excitement of the nervous system -- that was it; a case of cerebral congestion -- nothing more.
Virginia had congestion of the lungs; perhaps it was desperate.
There is a congestion of prisoners in the Bastile, who were cooped up in the time of Monsieur de Richelieu; I don't even know their names.
As to his head, he was conscious of nothing but a feeling of fullness -- of congestion.
he inquired, with an anxious politeness that reduced the colonel to a congestion of rage.
She drew away, and they sat silent and motionless while the brougham struggled through the congestion of carriages about the ferry-landing.
In one quarter, palaces of marble, laced and, crowned with light and flame and flowers, towered up into her marvellous twilights beautiful, beyond description; in another, a black and sinister polyglot population sweltered in indescribable congestion in warrens, and excavations beyond the power and knowledge of government.
While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
She hasn't been able to teach since she had that attack of congestion in the winter, but she says she's going to teach again in the fall, and she's after the White Sands school.