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congested

Pronunciation: /kənˈdʒestəd; kənˈdʒestɪd/

Translation of congested in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (with traffic) congestionado; (with people) abarrotado or repleto de gente congested with sth abarrotado de algo
    Example sentences
    • Many of them said there was no reason to wear a seat belt because most of the streets in the city were so congested with traffic.
    • The traffic snarls and congested roads near schools hardly mattered for motorists, as they welcomed them with warm smiles and long grins.
    • Then the widened roads become congested with traffic again, sometimes immediately.
    1.2 [lungs/nose] congestionado
    Example sentences
    • 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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