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v. con·gest·ed, con·gest·ing, con·gests
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).
To become congested.
[Latin congerere, congest-, to heap up, crowd together : com-, com- + gerere, to carry.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Congestan accumulation; a number of separate people or things crowded very closely together; a heap.
Examples: congest of floods, 1651; of methodical arguments, 1657.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: congested
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|Verb||1.||congest - 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"
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