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See also: congestión
From Middle French, from Latin "congestio" (heap), from "congero" (to heap), formed by the root "gero" and the prefix "con-".
- (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈd͡ʒɛst.ʃən/, /-ˈd͡ʒɛʃ.d͡ʒən/
- (Northern England) IPA(key): /kʊnˈd͡ʒɛʃ.d͡ʒən/
- The hindrance or blockage of the passage of something, for example a fluid, mixture, traffic, people, etc. (due to an excess of this or due to a partial or complete obstruction), resulting in overfilling or overcrowding.
- An accumulation or buildup, the act of gathering into a heap or mass.
- An excess of traffic; usually not a complete standstill of traffic, so usually not synonymous with traffic jam.
- (medicine) Blocking up of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hypermic, active or passive
- arterial congestion
- venous congestion
- congestion of the lungs
- (medicine) An excess of mucus or fluid in the respiratory system; congestion of the lungs, or nasal congestion.
excess of traffic
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