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decongest

[ dee-kuhn-jest ]
/ ˌdi kənˈdʒɛst /
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verb (used with object)

to diminish or end the congestion of.

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Origin of decongest

1955–60; de- + congest, or by back formation from decongestant

OTHER WORDS FROM decongest

de·con·ges·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for decongest

decongest
[ dē′kən-jĕst ]

v.

To relieve congestion, such as of the sinuses.
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