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decongestion

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noun de·con·ges·tion \ˌdē-kən-ˈjes(h)-chən\

Definition of decongestion

  1. :  the process of relieving congestion

decongest

play \-ˈjest\ transitive verb

decongestive

play \-ˈjes-tiv\ adjective


1908

First Known Use of decongestion

1908


Medical Dictionary

decongestion

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noun de·con·ges·tion \-ˈjes(h)-chən\

Medical Definition of decongestion

  1. :  the process of relieving congestion

decongest

\-ˈjest\play transitive verb

decongestive

\-ˈjes-tiv\play adjective



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