Pronunciation: (kun-jest'), [key]
1. to fill to excess; overcrowd or overburden; clog: The subway entrance was so congested that no one could move.
2. Pathol.to cause an unnatural accumulation of blood or other fluid in (a body part or blood vessel): The cold congested her sinuses.
3. Obs.to heap together.
to become congested: His throat congested with phlegm.
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