Definition of decongest in English:

Share this entry

decongest

Pronunciation: /ˌdēkənˈjest/

verb

[with object]
Relieve the congestion of (something).
Example sentences
  • It will do nothing to reduce congestion or help business to undertake its work by decongesting our roads.
  • If the peripheral Ring Road decongests traffic on the outer Ring Road, then some signals may be removed.
  • The bypass will be ready within the next six months and go a long way towards decongesting rail traffic in the Yeshwantpur railway station, which is fast emerging as the second terminal of Bangalore.

Derivatives

decongestion

Pronunciation: /ˌdēk(ə)nˈjesCH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Apart from 19 roads shortlisted for upgrades, the meeting also discussed flyovers, peripheral ring roads and traffic decongestion.
  • The introduction of rail traffic would help in boosting tourism and decongestion of road traffic, he noted.
  • By acting directly on alpha-adrenergic receptors in the mucosa of the respiratory tract, pseudoephedrine produces vasoconstriction leading to nasal decongestion.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: de·con·gest

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.