Con*ges"tion [L. congestio: cf. F. congestion.]


The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.


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 hypermic, active or passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion; congestion of the lungs.


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