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congested (adj.)

early 15c., "accumulated;" 1570s, "heaped up, gathered into a mass," past-participle adjective from congest. Medical sense of "containing an unnatural accumulation of fluid" is from 1758. Meaning "overcrowded" is recorded from 1862.

updated on March 01, 2018

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Definitions of congested from WordNet

congested (adj.)
overfull as with blood;
Synonyms: engorged
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