Congestion

Definition of Congestion

Con`ges´tion
n.1.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 hyperæmia, active or passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion; congestion of the lungs.

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