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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To overfill or overcrowd.
  • intransitive verb Medicine To cause the accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in (a vessel or organ).
  • intransitive verb To become congested.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To collect or gather into a mass or aggregate; to bring together; to accumulate.
  • transitive verb (Med.) To cause an overfullness of the blood vessels (esp. the capillaries) of an organ or part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun In Ireland and Scotland, a tenant living on land whose resources do not support him adequately.
  • verb To overfill or overcrowd.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb become or cause to become obstructed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin congerere, congest-, to heap up, crowd together : com-, com- + gerere, to carry.]

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