decongestive

[ dee-kuh n-jes-tiv ]
/ ˌdi kənˈdʒɛs tɪv /

adjective Medicine/Medical.

relieving or tending to relieve congestion.

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Origin of decongestive

First recorded in 1900–05; de- + congestive
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