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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.
  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of gathering or heaping together or forming a mass; an aggregation.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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