American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To overfill or overcrowd: Trucks congested the tunnel.
- v. Pathology To cause the accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in (a vessel or organ).
- v. To become congested.
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.
- n. In Ireland and Scotland, a tenant living on land whose resources do not support him adequately.
- v. To overfill or overcrowd.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To collect or gather into a mass or aggregate; to bring together; to accumulate.
- v. (Med.) To cause an overfullness of the blood vessels (esp. the capillaries) of an organ or part.
- 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)
“They (adminstration) have to check and make sure the nominee for a postion hasn't done anything more harmful than jay walking in their entire life or ........ the American public will hear about it for at least 7 days 24/7 by pundits, newscasters, and the other idiots allowed to congest our airways.”
“Energy Transfer and Williams are fiercely competing to expand their natural-gas-distribution business at a time when vast new supplies of natural gas from rock deposits called shale are threatening to congest existing pipeline routes.”
“God forbid they aren't given the opportunity to congest the local emergency room when they get a cold or a cough.”
“I had no right to be in the UK, to congest their transport and parks, to place additional demand on the housing stock, and so forth.”
“Williams and Energy Transfer both hope to expand their natural gas distribution amid a shifting supply dynamic that threaten to congest existing pipeline routes; the victorious suitor will emerge as the largest U.S. natural gas pipeline company.”
“The Detroit-based auto maker's monthly sales record comes after its China sales expanded 28.8% last year to an annual record of 2.35 million units, and despite market concerns that Chinese demand for autos would decline after the government withdrew some of its incentives to support auto purchases at the end of last year and Beijing introduced restrictions on such purchases to ease traffic congest ion.”
“Corp. Continental and United Friday said they expect the lease of the slots at congest Newark will have "minimal impact" on their proposed combined route network.”
“A new CD from the Glor Classics label succeeds with beefy, close-up miking of the EuropaChorAkademie and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas that reveals detail but doesn't congest in the big moments.”
“GUATEMALA CITY - Between the black smoke-belching chicken buses and the mass of cars that congest the streets of Central America's largest capital, it's hard to imagine a bicycle, much less a mass of them.”
“This will only serve to congest and gridlock the streets.”
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