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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Congestion  \Con*ges"tion\  (?;  106),  n.  [L.  congestio:  cf  F. 
  congestion.] 
  1.  The  act  of  gathering  into  a  heap  or  mass;  accumulation. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  The  congestion  of  dead  bodies  one  upon  another. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  Overfullness  of  the  capillary  and  other  blood 
  vessels,  etc.,  in  any  locality  or  organ  (often  producing 
  other  morbid  symptoms);  local  hyper[ae]mia,  active  or 
  passive;  as  arterial  congestion;  venous  congestion; 
  congestion  of  the  lungs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  congestion 
  n  1:  excessive  accumulation  of  blood  or  other  fluid  in  a  body 
  part 
  2:  excessive  crowding;  "traffic  congestion"  [syn:  {over-crowding}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  congestion 
 
  When  the  offered  load  of  a  data  communication  path  exceeds  the 
  capacity. 
 
 




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