[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.
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
1846, from congest + -ive. Congestive heart failure is recorded from 1928.
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.
congestive con·ges·tive (kən-jěs’tĭv)
Of 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.
noun 1. (def 2). congestive heart failure n. See heart failure. congestive heart failure (kən-jěs’tĭv) See heart failure.
- Congestive splenomegaly
congestive splenomegaly n. Enlargement of the spleen due to passive congestion.
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