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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Congest  \Con*gest"\,  v.  t.  [L.  congestus  p.  p.  of  congere  to 
  bring  together;  con-  +  gerere  See  {Gerund}.] 
  1.  To  collect  or  gather  into  a  mass  or  aggregate;  to  bring 
  together;  to  accumulate. 
 
  To  what  will  thy  congested  guilt  amount? 
  --Blackmore. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  To  cause  an  overfullness  of  the  blood  vessels  (esp. 
  the  capillaries)  of  an  organ  or  part 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  congest 
  v  :  become  or  cause  to  become  obstructed;  "The  leaves  clog  our 
  drains  in  the  Fall";  "The  water  pipe  is  backed  up"  [syn: 
  {clog},  {choke  off},  {clog  up},  {back  up},  {choke},  {foul}] 
  [ant:  {unclog}] 




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