con·​gest·​ed | \ kən-ˈje-stəd How to pronounce congested (audio) \

Definition of congested

1 : extremely or excessively full or crowded The trains ferried orphaned and abandoned kids from the congested East to new families and new lives in the heartland. … it must be clear that the continuance is not being granted solely because of the court's congested calendar.The National Law Journal Under the pressure of the weather conditions, congested traffic and wind shear, the crew never was able to stabilize the airplane on the ILS approach into JFK and had to execute a missed approach.— Patrick R. Veillette
2 medical : containing an excessive accumulation especially of blood or mucus congested lungs/sinuses

First Known Use of congested

circa 1830, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of congested was circa 1830

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English Language Learners Definition of congested

: too full or crowded with something (such as vehicles or people)
of a part of the body : blocked with fluid (such as blood or mucus)


con·​gest·​ed | \ kən-ˈje-stəd\

Kids Definition of congested

: blocked or clogged with fluid and especially mucus a congested nose


con·​gest·​ed | \ kən-ˈjes-təd How to pronounce congested (audio) \

Medical Definition of congested

: containing an excessive accumulation especially of blood or mucus congested mucous membranes congested lungs

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