decongest

[ dee-kuhn-jest ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to diminish or end the congestion of.

Origin of decongest

1
1955–60; de- + congest, or by back formation from decongestant

Other words from decongest

  • de·con·ges·tion, noun

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