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Definitions of congestion

  1. excessive crowding; "traffic congestion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Overfullness of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hyper/mia, active or passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion; congestion of the lungs. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. An overcrowded condition; over fullness of the blood vessels. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. An accumulation of blood in any part of the body: fullness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. An accumulation of blood in some part of the body; fulness; repletion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. An excessive accumulation; crowding; thickening. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. An unnatural accumulation of blood in an organ, deranging its action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A collection of blood or matter in any part of an animal body hardened into a mass or tumour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for congestion

  1. God only knows how it will end when the congestion increases still further.... – The Haskalah Movement in Russia by Jacob S. Raisin
  2. She was terribly worried about Ward; so worried that she put everything else into the background of her mind and set herself sternly to the need of breaking the fever and lessening the evident congestion in his lungs. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower