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meanings of congestion


  1. Edema, water retention, swelling, enlargement of a body part because of fluid retention in tissues and vessels.
  2. An excess or accumulation of something.
  3. 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.
  4. An excess of mucus or fluid in the respiratory system; congestion of the lungs, or nasal congestion.
  5. An excess of traffic; usually not a complete standstill of traffic, so usually not synonymous with traffic jam.
  6. An accumulation or buildup, the act of gathering into a heap or mass.
  7. 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.

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