Meaning of “congested” in the English Dictionary

"congested" in English

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uk /kənˈdʒes.tɪd/ us /kənˈdʒes.tɪd/
noun [ U ] uk /kənˈdʒes.tʃən/ us /kənˈdʒes.tʃən/


The (traffic) congestion in the city gets worse during the summer.
This spray helps to ease nasal congestion.

(Definition of “congested” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"congested" in American English

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us /kənˈdʒes·tɪd/

too crowded or blocked:

Congested roads are normal on holiday weekends.

Someone who is congested has a blocked nose and cannot breathe through it, usually because of a cold.

noun [ U ] us /kənˈdʒes·tʃən/

The restaurant would increase traffic congestion and noise.

(Definition of “congested” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)