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congested

adjective uk   /kənˈdʒes.tɪd/ us  
too blocked or crowded and causing difficultiesFull describes roads and towns where there is too much traffic and movement is made difficultTraffic jams If you are or your nose is congested, you cannot breathe through your nose because it is blocked, usually during an infectionColds and fluFevers and infectious diseasesRespiratory disorders describes lungs or other body parts that have become too full of blood or other liquidRespiratory disordersDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
congestion
noun [U] uk   /-tʃən/ us  
C1 The (traffic) congestion in the city gets worse during the summer. This spray helps to ease nasal congestion.FullTraffic jamsColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
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