Congest Definition

kən-jĕst
congests
verb
congests
To cause too much blood, mucus, etc. to accumulate in the vessels of (a part of the body)
Webster's New World
To become congested.
Webster's New World
To clog with mucus or other bodily fluid.
Congested sinuses.
Webster's New World
To fill to excess; overcrowd.
A congested highway.
Webster's New World
noun
In Ireland and Scotland, a tenant living on land whose resources do not support him adequately.
The large farmer's land was divided among adjoining congests.
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Origin of Congest

  • Latin congerere congest- to heap up, crowd together com- com- gerere to carry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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