[kuh n-jest] /kənˈdʒɛst/
verb (used with object)
to fill to excess; overcrowd or overburden; clog:
The subway entrance was so congested that no one could move.
Pathology. to cause an unnatural accumulation of blood or other fluid in (a body part or blood vessel):
The cold congested her sinuses.
Obsolete. to heap together.
verb (used without object)
to become congested:
His throat congested with phlegm.
crowded to excess; overfull
(of an organ or part) loaded or clogged with blood
(of the nose) blocked with mucus
to crowd or become crowded to excess; overfill
to overload or clog (an organ or part) with blood or (of an organ or part) to become overloaded or clogged with blood
(transitive; usually passive) to block (the nose) with mucus
1570s, “heaped up,” past participle adjective from congest. Meaning “overcrowded” is recorded from 1862.
early 15c., “to bring together” (transitive), from Latin congestus, past participle of congerere “to bring together, pile up,” from com- “together” (see com-) + gerere “to carry, perform” (see gest). Medical sense of “unnatural accumulation” (1758) led to transferred (intransitive) sense of “overcrowd” (1859). Related: Congested; congesting.
congested con·gest·ed (kən-jěs’tĭd)
Affected with or characterized by congestion.
congest con·gest (kən-jěst’)
v. con·gest·ed, con·gest·ing, con·gests
To cause the accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in a vessel or an organ.
[kuh n-jest] /kənˈdʒɛst/ verb (used with object) 1. to fill to excess; overcrowd or overburden; clog: The subway entrance was so congested that no one could move. 2. Pathology. to cause an unnatural accumulation of blood or other fluid in (a body part or blood vessel): The cold congested her sinuses. 3. Obsolete. to heap […]
[kuh n-jes-chuh n] /kənˈdʒɛs tʃən/ noun 1. overcrowding; clogging: severe traffic congestion. 2. an excessive or abnormal accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part or blood vessel: pulmonary congestion. /kənˈdʒɛstʃən/ noun 1. the state of being overcrowded, esp with with traffic or people 2. the state of being overloaded or clogged with […]
- Congestion charging
noun 1. the practice of charging motorists for the right to drive on busy roads, esp at busy times
- Congestion pricing
noun the use of increased prices to charge the overusers of public goods, esp. during certain periods of time or at the places where congestion occurs; also, a new usage tax or charge when peak demand exceeds available supply; also called peak pricing Examples A few other cities around the world already use or have […]