Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of gathering or heaping together or forming a mass; an aggregation.
  • noun An excessive accumulation; an overcrowded condition; specifically, in medicine, an unnatural accumulation of blood in an organ or part; hyperemia: as, congestion of the lungs or of the brain.

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

  • noun obsolete The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.
  • noun (Med.) Overfullness of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hyperæmia, active or passive.

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

  • noun The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.
  • noun An excess of traffic.
  • noun medicine 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 medicine An excess of mucus or fluid in the respiratory system; congestion of the lungs, or nasal congestion.

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

  • noun excessive crowding
  • noun excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part

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