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Definition 1: excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part - [noun denoting state]

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

(... is a kind of congestion ) 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

(... is a kind of congestion ) accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest)

(... is a kind of congestion ) increased blood in an organ or other body part

(... is a kind of congestion ) congestion in the lungs

(... is a kind of congestion ) state of obstruction or stoppage or air in the nose or throat

Definition 2: excessive crowding - [noun denoting state]

Samples where congestion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • traffic congestion

Synonyms for congestion in the sense of this definition

(congestion is a kind of ...) a situation in which people or things are crowded together

"he didn't like the crowding on the beach"

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