1》 so crowded as to hinder freedom of movement.
2》 (of a part of the body) abnormally full of blood.
    ↘(of the respiratory tract) blocked with mucus.
congest verb
congestion noun
congestive adjective
ME (as congest in the sense 'heap up, accumulate'): from L. congest-, congerere 'heap up', from con- 'together' + gerere 'bring'.

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  • Congested — Con*gest ed, a. 1. (Bot.) Crowded together. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Containing an unnatural accumulation of blood; hyper[ae]mic; said of any part of the body. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congested — 1570s, heaped up, pp. adj. from CONGEST (Cf. congest). Meaning overcrowded is recorded from 1862 …   Etymology dictionary

  • congested — [adj] blocked, clogged chock full, choked, closed, crammed, crowded, filled, glutted, gorged, gridlocked, jam full, jammed, jam packed, massed, mobbed, obstructed, occluded, overcrowded, overfilled, overflowing, packed, packed like sardines*,… …   New thesaurus

  • congested — ► ADJECTIVE 1) so crowded as to hinder or prevent freedom of movement. 2) abnormally full of blood. 3) blocked with mucus. DERIVATIVES congestion noun. ORIGIN from Latin congerere heap up …   English terms dictionary

  • congested — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become, get ADVERB ▪ chronically, heavily, highly, severely, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • congested — [[t]kənʤe̱stɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A congested road or area is extremely crowded and blocked with traffic or people. He first promised two weeks ago to clear Britain s congested roads... Some areas are congested with both cars and people. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • congested — con|ges|ted [kənˈdʒestıd] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of congerere to bring together , from com ( COM ) + gerere to carry ] 1.) full of traffic ▪ congested airspace ▪ The roads out of Cornwall were heavily congested ( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • congested — adjective 1 a congested street, city etc is very full of traffic: congested air space 2 a part of your body that is congested is very full of liquid, usually blood or mucus congestion / dZestSFn/ noun (U): traffic congestion …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • congested — Containing an abnormal amount of blood; in a state of congestion. * * * con·gest·ed kən jes təd adj containing an excessive accumulation esp. of blood or mucus <congested mucous membranes> <congested lungs> * * * con·gest·ed (kən …   Medical dictionary

  • congested — con|gest|ed [ kən dʒestəd ] adjective 1. ) with so many vehicles or people that it is difficult to move about: Many of Europe s major airports are heavily congested. 2. ) blocked with blood or another liquid: His nose was congested and his throat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • congested — UK [kənˈdʒestɪd] / US [kənˈdʒestəd] adjective 1) with so many vehicles or people that it is difficult to move around Many of Europe s major airports are heavily congested. 2) blocked with blood or another liquid His nose was congested and his… …   English dictionary

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