Definition of Congestive

1. Adjective. Relating to or affected by an abnormal collection of blood or other fluid. "Congestive heart disease"

Derivative terms: Congest
Partainyms: Congestion



Definition of Congestive

1. a. Pertaining to, indicating, or attended with, congestion in some part of the body; as, a congestive fever.

Definition of Congestive

1. Adjective. Characterized by congestion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Congestive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Congestive

1. Relating to congestion. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Congestive

conger eel
conger eels
congeries
congers
conges
congest
congestant
congested
congestee
congestees
congestible
congesting
congestion
congestions
congestiparous
congestive (current term)
congestive cardiomyopathy
congestive cirrhosis
congestive heart failure
congestive heart failures
congestive splenomegaly
congestor
congestors
congests
congiaries
congiary
congii
congius
conglaciation
conglaciations

Literary usage of Congestive

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1. The History, diagnosis, and treatment of the fevers of the United States by Elisha Bartlett (1856)
"The qualifying prefix, congestive—is generic in its character; like the term ... In this way most writers speak of congestive varieties or cases of cholera, ..."

2. A Treatise on apoplexy, cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral embolism, cerebral by John A. Lidell (1873)
"Case I. congestive apoplexy occurring in a young woman during menstruation ... Apoplexy both congestive and serous, the result of intemperance and gluttony; ..."

3. A Practical treatise on the diseases of children by David Francis Condie (1858)
"It is the congestive form of scarlatina which constitutes the malignant scarlatina of most writers. The suddenness of the attack, in the more violent cases, ..."

4. Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner by Charles Lyman Greene (1917)
"Primary congestive form. A serious complication. Persistent cough. ... The primary congestive form may kill in from twelve to twenty-four hours or may ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"It is possible that this congestive venous diathesis might terminate in cirrhosis of the liver, in nephritis, or by the production of ..."

6. The American Medical Intelligencer by Robley Dunglison (1842)
"I have never yet lost a case of congestive fever, though I have had a good ... In your letter you mentioned the congestive fever that prevailed among us in ..."

7. Headaches: Their Nature, Causes, and Treatment by William Henry Day (1880)
"... the two States—True congestive Headache is of a Passive Character—Seat of Pain and General Symptoms—Causes that invite congestive Headache—Good Living ..."

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