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con·gest·ed / kənˈjestid/ • adj. blocked up with or too full of something, in particular: ∎  (of a road or place) so crowded with traffic or people as to hinder freedom of movement. ∎  (of the respiratory tract) blocked with mucus so as to hinder breathing. ∎  (of a part of the body) abnormally full of blood: congested arteries.