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Definition of "congestion" []

  • The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation. (noun)
  • An excess of traffic. (noun)
  • Overfullness of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hypermic, active or passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion; congestion of the lungs. (noun)
  • An excess of mucus or fluid in the respiratory system; congestion of the lungs, or nasal congestion. (noun)

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Use "congestion" in a sentence
  • "I can see why people would think that the majority of the decrease in congestion is related to gas prices being higher and the economy being in the toilet."
  • "(Based on the assumption that the decrease in congestion is more of benefit to him than the increase in the cost of gasoline is a cost.)"
  • "The term congestion, however, usually indicates a morbid condition, with more or less lasting effects."