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[dee-kuh n-jest] /ˌdi kənˈdʒɛst/
verb (used with object)
to diminish or end the congestion of.
Origin of decongest
1955-60; de- + congest, or by back formation from decongestant
Related forms
decongestion, noun Unabridged
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  • And the second major goal is to decongest the peak time trains and buses.
  • These projects will decongest loaded unbalanced lines and enhance self sufficiency.
  • Visible and vital, bikers decongest roads and free up parking.
decongest in Medicine

decongest de·con·gest (dē'kən-jěst')
v. de·con·gest·ed, de·con·gest·ing, de·con·gests
To relieve congestion, such as of the sinuses.

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