Definition of congested in English:


Line breaks: con|gest¦ed
Pronunciation: /kənˈdʒestɪd


  • 2(Of a part of the body) abnormally full of blood: congested arteries
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    • The stroma of the papillary fronds consisted of loose fibrous tissue with abundant, thin-walled, congested blood vessels.
    • He described that the leeches were placed on the body and would clear out blood and congested fluids.
    • It is used to treat delayed menses and congested blood (especially in the lower pelvic cavity) and abdominal pains.
  • 2.1(Of the respiratory tract) blocked with mucus so as to hinder breathing: his nose was congested
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    • On the other hand, bronchodilator inhalers that open congested airways are a big part of asthma treatment, though they aren't used to treat allergies.
    • The symptoms include itchy eyes, sneezing, and congested nostrils.
    • Also, some mind-body practitioners believe a congested throat may signal that you're not expressing your feelings.



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  • They fill passing lanes, congest the middle of the park and provide a much needed safety blanket.
  • It is ludicrous to have practically empty vehicles belching out fumes and congesting our streets all day, all year.
  • This would further congest the outer ring road, it was suggested.


late Middle English (as congest in the sense 'heap up, accumulate'): from Latin congerere 'heap up', from con- 'together' + gerere 'bring'.

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