verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- congenital syphilis,
- congenital total lipodystrophy,
- congenital valve,
- congestion charging,
- congestive heart failure
Origin of congest
Examples from the Web for congestive
By a sad coincidence, one of these heroes, John Michael Doar, died that same day from congestive heart failure.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three days later, the 66-year-old Bannock expired of congestive heart failure and complications from diabetes.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride|Jason Berry|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of the strong beneficial effects could show up on cancer or congestive heart failure, and we'll never know.Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier|Megan McArdle|May 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Scrimshaw died of congestive heart failure on Friday at the age of 95.
In 2008, Love died of congestive heart failure at the age of 92.Big Bird’s Big Gay Love Story: From Birth to the 2012 Presidential Race|Michael Daly|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This fever is often tenacious and intermittent; sometimes it is congestive.The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
On an average, about 1/5 to 1/4 of the deaths annually occur from bilious remittent, congestive and typhus fever.The South-West|Jonathon Holt Ingraham
I did have congestive chill, ticdouloureux, meningitis, lock-jaw and curvature of the spine.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee|Florence Huntley
This attack was so violent it bordered on a "congestive chill," which the settlers knew to be very dangerous.The Kentucky Ranger|Edward T. Curnick
The changes noted in the viscera are also of a congestive and inflammatory type.
Word Origin 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.