Definition of congest
congestionplay \kən-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\ noun
congestiveplay \kən-ˈje-stiv\ adjective
Examples of congest in a Sentence
the usual weekend traffic congested the region's highways
Recent Examples of congest from the Web
As on the Net, only a small number of phones would answer the call, but the lines would certainly be congested.
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Origin and Etymology of congest
Latin congestus, past participle of congerere to bring together, from com- + gerere to bear
First Known Use: 1599See Words from the same year
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