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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.]

con·ges′tion n.
con·ges′tive adj.
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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
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(kənˈdʒɛs tʃən)

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]
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 a gathering or accumulation; a heap or pile.
Examples: congestion of population, 1887; of traffic, 1883; of unmethodized matter, 1843.
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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"
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noun overcrowding, crowding, mass, jam, clogging, bottleneck, snarl-up (informal, chiefly Brit.) Energy consumption, road congestion and pollution have increased.
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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
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[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)
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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 …
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[kənˈdʒɛstʃn] n (with traffic) (Med) → congestione f; (with people) → sovraffollamento
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(kənˈdʒestid) adjective
over-crowded; over-full.
conˈgestion (-tʃən) noun
traffic congestion; nasal congestion.
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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
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n. congestión, aglomeración; acumulación excesiva de sangre en un órgano;
active ______ activa;
functional ______ funcional;
passive ______ pasiva;
venous ______ venosa.
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n congestión f; nasal — congestión nasal
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References in classic literature ?
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.
The medical man who examined him, being informed of this circumstance, considered the post-mortem appearances as being perfectly compatible with murder by smothering--that is to say, with murder committed by some person, or persons, pressing the pillow over the nose and mouth of the deceased, until death resulted from congestion of the lungs.
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.
As to his head, he was conscious of nothing but a feeling of fullness -- of congestion. These sensations were unaccompanied by thought.
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.
Albans to relieve the congestion of the home counties.
She had heard of congestion of the brain, and was frightened.
"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.
Virginia had congestion of the lungs; perhaps it was desperate.
"How would you begin now?" he inquired, with an anxious politeness that reduced the colonel to a congestion of rage.
From behind ever more water bore down, and ever more millions of tons of ice added their weight to the congestion. The pressures and stresses became terrific.