Definition of congestive in English:

congestive

adjective

Medicine
  • Involving or produced by congestion of a part of the body.

    ‘congestive heart failure’
    • ‘Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed nonbleeding esophageal varices and congestive gastropathy.’
    • ‘These trials have modified and enhanced the therapeutic paradigm for heart failure and extended treatment goals beyond limiting congestive symptoms of volume overload.’
    • ‘Our results show that there is a dilatation of the choroidal vessels after sildenafil treatment and this may lead to congestive effects within the eye.’
    • ‘Deficiencies have been linked to various heart conditions, including angina, congestive heart disease and mitral valve prolapse.’
    • ‘These have included chest pain, myocardial infarction, congestive cardiac failure, severe headache requiring hospitalization, and pulmonary embolism.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from congest (see congested)+ -ive.

Pronunciation:

congestive

/kənˈdʒɛstɪv/