Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Congestion (Page: 300)

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