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Meaning of CONGESTION

Pronunciation:  kun'jestshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  excessive crowding; "traffic congestion"
  2. [n]  excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
 

CONGESTION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: over-crowding
 
 See Also: crowding, haemothorax, hemothorax, hydrothorax, hyperaemia, hyperemia, pulmonary congestion, symptom

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*ges"tion\ (?; 106), n. [L. congestio: cf. F.
congestion.]
1. The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.
   [Obs.]

         The congestion of dead bodies one upon another.
                                               --Evelyn.

2. (Med.) Overfullness of the capillary and other blood
   vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing
   other morbid symptoms); local hyper[ae]mia, active or
   passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion;
   congestion of the lungs.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The presence of excessive blood or fluid, such as mucus, in an organ or tissue.
 
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