Definition of congested adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈdʒestɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒestɪd//
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  1. 1congested (with something) crowded; full of traffic congested city streets Many of Europe's airports are heavily congested.
  2. 2(medical) (of a part of the body) blocked with blood or mucus
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as congest in the sense ‘heap up, accumulate’): from Latin congerere ‘heap up’, from con- ‘together’ + gerere ‘bring’.Extra examples The roads to Bordeaux were heavily congested. controllers trying to manage increasingly congested airports one of the nation’s most chronically congested airports Many of Europe’s airports are heavily congested. Traffic engineers believe that the new road could free up congested city streets.
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