decongest

[ dee-kuh n-jest ]
/ ˌdi kənˈdʒɛst /

verb (used with object)

to diminish or end the congestion of.

Nearby words

  1. decompression chamber,
  2. decompression sickness,
  3. deconcentrate,
  4. decondition,
  5. deconflict,
  6. decongestant,
  7. decongestive,
  8. deconsecrate,
  9. deconstruct,
  10. deconstructed

Origin of decongest

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

Related formsde·con·ges·tion, noun

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Medicine definitions for decongest

decongest

[ dē′kən-jĕst ]

v.

To relieve congestion, such as of the sinuses.

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