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CONGESTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does congestion mean? 

CONGESTION (noun)
  The noun CONGESTION has 2 senses:

1. excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
2. excessive crowding

  Familiarity information: CONGESTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONGESTION (noun)


Sense 1congestion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("congestion" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "congestion"):

hydrothorax (accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest) often resulting from disease of the heart or kidneys)

haemothorax; hemothorax (accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest))

hyperaemia; hyperemia (increased blood in an organ or other body part)

pulmonary congestion (congestion in the lungs)

stuffiness (state of obstruction or stoppage or air in the nose or throat)


Sense 2congestion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessive crowding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

over-crowding; congestion

Context example:

traffic congestion

Hypernyms ("congestion" is a kind of...):

crowding (a situation in which people or things are crowded together)


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