congest

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verb con·gest \kən-ˈjest\

Definition of congest

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to concentrate in a small or narrow space

  3. 2 :  to cause an excessive accumulation especially of blood or mucus in (such as an organ or part)

  4. 3 :  clog traffic congested the highways

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become congested

congestion

play \kən-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\ noun

congestive

play \kən-ˈje-stiv\ adjective

Examples of congest in a Sentence

  1. the usual weekend traffic congested the region's highways

Origin and Etymology of congest

Latin congestus, past participle of congerere to bring together, from com- + gerere to bear


First Known Use: 1599


CONGEST Defined for Kids

congest

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verb con·gest \kən-ˈjest\

Definition of congest for Students

congested

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congesting

  1. :  to make too crowded or full :  clog More and more cars are congesting our highways.



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