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congest

[kuh n-jest] /kənˈdʒɛst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to fill to excess; overcrowd or overburden; clog:
The subway entrance was so congested that no one could move.
2.
Pathology. to cause an unnatural accumulation of blood or other fluid in (a body part or blood vessel):
The cold congested her sinuses.
3.
Obsolete. to heap together.
verb (used without object)
4.
to become congested:
His throat congested with phlegm.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin congestus (past participle of congerere; see congeries), equivalent to con- con- + ges- (variant stem of gerere) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
congestible, adjective
congestive, adjective
noncongestive, adjective
precongested, adjective
precongestive, adjective
supercongested, adjective
uncongested, adjective
uncongestive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for congestible

congest

/kənˈdʒɛst/
verb
1.
to crowd or become crowded to excess; overfill
2.
to overload or clog (an organ or part) with blood or (of an organ or part) to become overloaded or clogged with blood
3.
(transitive; usually passive) to block (the nose) with mucus
Derived Forms
congestible, adjective
congestive, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin congestus pressed together, from congerere to assemble; see congeries
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Word Origin and History for congestible

congest

v.

early 15c., "to bring together" (transitive), from Latin congestus, past participle of congerere "to bring together, pile up," from com- "together" (see com-) + gerere "to carry, perform" (see gest). Medical sense of "unnatural accumulation" (1758) led to transferred (intransitive) sense of "overcrowd" (1859). Related: Congested; congesting.

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congestible in Medicine

congest con·gest (kən-jěst')
v. con·gest·ed, con·gest·ing, con·gests
To cause the accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in a vessel or an organ.

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