verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of congest
Examples from the Web for congest
They seem to congest in the cities because the cities are necessarily their places of first arrival.Races and Immigrants in America|John R. Commons
The contents of a hundred Primers rose higgledy-piggledy, to congest his mind and memory.The Promise of Air|Algernon Blackwood
In such cases and the countless others that congest the lists of the lower courts arguments of fact must be made.The Making of Arguments|J. H. Gardiner
The effect of alcohol on the brain of an adult is to congest it finally.Remarks|Bill Nye
Congest′ed, affected with an unnatural accumulation of blood: overcrowded; Congest′ible.
British Dictionary definitions for congest
Word Origin for congest
Word Origin and History for congest
early 15c., "to bring together" (transitive), from Latin congestus, past participle of congerere "to bring together, pile up," from com- "together" (see com-) + gerere "to carry, perform" (see gest). Medical sense of "unnatural accumulation" (1758) led to transferred (intransitive) sense of "overcrowd" (1859). Related: Congested; congesting.