American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To relieve the congestion of (sinuses, for example).
- v. To free from congestion
“The Haitian government's Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment, a document said to have been largely drafted by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, was put forth in March and advocated an ambitious re-envisioning and decentralizing of Haiti, looking to "decongest," rather than rebuild as before, the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area while advocating a "refounding" of the Haitian state.”
“Anil Radhakrishnan It is expected to 'decongest' long-haul mail, express”
“On a more serious note, the lawmaker called for authorities to use the outbreak as an opportunity to "decongest" the capital by moving parts of the federal government out of disaster-prone Mexico City, which so dominates national life, trips there are necessary to carry out routine bureaucratic procedures.”
“Robinson says that if allergies are to blame for your ocular distress, you can look for products that contain botanical ingredients that help to soothe, comfort and decongest under-eye puffiness GreenTea, White Tea, Pomegranate, CoffeeBerry extracts.”
“It was meant to decongest the overcrowding in the three existing camps.”
“We had submitted an ambitious plan to the government to decongest Connaught Circus, one of the busiest and most-polluted areas in the capital," recalls Mahindra.”
“They are trying to decongest the air space, because right now, it is too dangerous and it's like an accident waiting to happen.”
“This follows the decision of the Shrine Board to decongest the Holy Cave periphery in a phased manner.”
“Paradoxically, the cholera outbreak may help aid agencies working in Dadaab to lobby Nairobi for two indispensable concessions: the opening of the border to allow for an orderly arrival of those fleeing catastrophe in their country, and the allocation of land for a fourth site that will partly decongest the current three.”
“As land transportation officials said, the problem has to remain while the government is thinking of other effective plans to decongest Metro Manila.”
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