congested


congested
[[t]kənʤe̱stɪd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED A congested road or area is extremely crowded and blocked with traffic or people.

He first promised two weeks ago to clear Britain's congested roads...

Some areas are congested with both cars and people.

Syn:
blocked
2) ADJ-GRADED If a part of the body is congested, it is blocked. [FORMAL]

The arteries in his neck had become fatally congested.

Syn:
blocked

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Congested — Con*gest ed, a. 1. (Bot.) Crowded together. Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Containing an unnatural accumulation of blood; hyper[ae]mic; said of any part of the body. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congested — 1570s, heaped up, pp. adj. from CONGEST (Cf. congest). Meaning overcrowded is recorded from 1862 …   Etymology dictionary

  • congested — [adj] blocked, clogged chock full, choked, closed, crammed, crowded, filled, glutted, gorged, gridlocked, jam full, jammed, jam packed, massed, mobbed, obstructed, occluded, overcrowded, overfilled, overflowing, packed, packed like sardines*,… …   New thesaurus

  • congested — ► ADJECTIVE 1) so crowded as to hinder or prevent freedom of movement. 2) abnormally full of blood. 3) blocked with mucus. DERIVATIVES congestion noun. ORIGIN from Latin congerere heap up …   English terms dictionary

  • congested — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become, get ADVERB ▪ chronically, heavily, highly, severely, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • congested — con|ges|ted [kənˈdʒestıd] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of congerere to bring together , from com ( COM ) + gerere to carry ] 1.) full of traffic ▪ congested airspace ▪ The roads out of Cornwall were heavily congested ( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • congested — adjective 1 a congested street, city etc is very full of traffic: congested air space 2 a part of your body that is congested is very full of liquid, usually blood or mucus congestion / dZestSFn/ noun (U): traffic congestion …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • congested — Containing an abnormal amount of blood; in a state of congestion. * * * con·gest·ed kən jes təd adj containing an excessive accumulation esp. of blood or mucus <congested mucous membranes> <congested lungs> * * * con·gest·ed (kən …   Medical dictionary

  • congested — con|gest|ed [ kən dʒestəd ] adjective 1. ) with so many vehicles or people that it is difficult to move about: Many of Europe s major airports are heavily congested. 2. ) blocked with blood or another liquid: His nose was congested and his throat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • congested — UK [kənˈdʒestɪd] / US [kənˈdʒestəd] adjective 1) with so many vehicles or people that it is difficult to move around Many of Europe s major airports are heavily congested. 2) blocked with blood or another liquid His nose was congested and his… …   English dictionary


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