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Congestion

Congestion

WordNet



noun


(1)   Excessive crowding
"Traffic congestion"
(2)   Excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.
  2. An excess of traffic.
  3. 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.
  4. An excess of mucus or fluid in the respiratory system; congestion of the lungs, or nasal congestion.