congestion

See also: congestión

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French [Term?], from Latin congestĭō (heap, accumulation), from congerō (to bring together, accumulate, heap up), formed by the root gerō (to carry) and the prefix con-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

congestion (countable and uncountable, plural congestions)

  1. The hindrance or blockage of the passage of something, for example a fluid, mixture, traffic, people, etc. (due to an excess of this or due to a partial or complete obstruction), resulting in overfilling or overcrowding.
    1. An accumulation or buildup, the act of gathering into a heap or mass.
      network congestion
    2. (medicine) Blocking up of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hypermic, active or passive
      arterial congestion
      venous congestion
      congestion of the lungs
  2. An excess or accumulation of something
    1. An excess of traffic; usually not a complete standstill of traffic, so usually not synonymous with traffic jam.
      traffic congestion
    2. (medicine) An excess of mucus or fluid in the respiratory system; congestion of the lungs, or nasal congestion.
    3. edema, water retention, swelling, enlargement of a body part because of fluid retention in tissues and vessels

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

congestion f (plural congestions)

  1. congestion

Further readingEdit


InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

congestion (uncountable)

  1. congestion