- congested 1570s, "heaped up," pp. adj. from CONGEST (Cf. congest). Meaning "overcrowded" is recorded from 1862.
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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 — [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 — [[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:… … English 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