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congested

adjective uk   /kənˈdʒes.tɪd/ us  
too blocked or crowded and causing difficulties Congested roads and towns have too much traffic and movement is made difficult. If you are or your nose is congested, you cannot breathe through your nose because it is blocked, usually during an infection. Congested lungs or other body parts have become too full of blood or other liquid.
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.
Translations of “congested”
in Spanish colapsado, congestionado…
in French encombré…
in German überfüllt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 堵塞的, 擁擠的, 擠滿的…
in Russian перегруженный…
in Turkish (trafik) tıkalı, tıkanık, yoğun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 堵塞的, 拥挤的, 挤满的…
in Polish zatłoczony, zapchany…
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