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congestion

[kuh n-jes-chuh n] /kənˈdʒɛs tʃən/
noun
1.
overcrowding; clogging:
severe traffic congestion.
2.
an excessive or abnormal accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part or blood vessel:
pulmonary congestion.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin congestiō. See congest, -ion
Related forms
noncongestion, noun
precongestion, noun
supercongestion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for congestions

congestion

/kənˈdʒɛstʃən/
noun
1.
the state of being overcrowded, esp with with traffic or people
2.
the state of being overloaded or clogged with blood
3.
the state of being blocked with mucus
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Word Origin and History for congestions

congestion

n.

early 15c., "action of gathering together," from Middle French congestion (14c.), from Latin congestionem (nominative congestio), noun of action from past participle stem of congerere (see congest). Medical sense is from 1630s; meaning "a crowding together of people, traffic, etc." is from 1883.

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congestions in Medicine

congestion con·ges·tion (kən-jěs'chən)
n.
The presence of an abnormal amount of fluid in a vessel or organ; especially excessive accumulation of blood, due either to increased afflux or to obstruction of return flow.

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