from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To overfill or overcrowd: Trucks congested the tunnel.
- transitive v. Pathology To cause the accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in (a vessel or organ).
- intransitive v. To become congested.
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- n. In Ireland and Scotland, a tenant living on land whose resources do not support him adequately.
- v. To overfill or overcrowd.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To collect or gather into a mass or aggregate; to bring together; to accumulate.
- transitive v. To cause an overfullness of the blood vessels (esp. the capillaries) of an organ or part.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To collect or gather into a mass or aggregate; heap together. See congested.
- In medicine, to cause an unnatural accumulation of blood in: as, the lungs may be congested by cold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become or cause to become obstructed
Latin congerere, congest-, to heap up, crowd together : com-, com- + gerere, to carry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)