Definition of decongestion in US English:



  • See decongest

    • ‘By acting directly on alpha-adrenergic receptors in the mucosa of the respiratory tract, pseudoephedrine produces vasoconstriction leading to nasal decongestion.’
    • ‘I would like to point out a side effect of allergy medications that contain pseudoephedrine for nasal decongestion.’
    • ‘Stimulating reflexology points on the feet which correspond to the eyezone area helps to aid decongestion by increasing circulation.’
    • ‘Apart from 19 roads shortlisted for upgrades, the meeting also discussed flyovers, peripheral ring roads and traffic decongestion.’
    • ‘The introduction of rail traffic would help in boosting tourism and decongestion of road traffic, he noted.’