What’s the adjective beginning with ‘c’ that describes someone who has a snotty nose and mucus filling their sinuses.

Probably synonymous with “stuffy”.

I would be feeling much better if I wasn’t so _______

I think it sounds something like congealed.

  • clogged up may be what you're looking for.
    – tmgr
    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:01
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    @tmgr no don’t think so
    – minseong
    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:01
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    Well, it works in the context and is idiomatic! By the way, you should probably edit your question to show what research you've done to answer your own question, say which words or phrases you've rejected (and why) and possibly expand your examples section.
    – tmgr
    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:04

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I think you're looking for congested. From https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/congested --



1 (of a road or place) so crowded with traffic or people as to hinder or prevent freedom of movement.

‘the congested streets of the West End’ ‘the streets are often heavily congested with traffic’

2 (of a part of the body) abnormally full of blood. ‘congested arteries’

2.1 (of the respiratory tract) blocked with mucus so as to hinder breathing. ‘his nose was congested’

You'll hear the word used e.g. in TV commercials for cold medicines because (I gather) it's more polite and subtle than the alternatives. :)


Oh I remembered:


an unnatural accumulation of blood or other fluid in (a body part or blood vessel)
the cold congested in her sinuses

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    I was just getting ready to post it!
    – JDM-GBG
    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:08
  • @JDM-GBG go for it, then the question will have an accepted answer faster
    – minseong
    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:11
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    If your block quote is a definition you've just made up, then this answer doesn't meet our site's standards. On the other hand, if the block quote is from a dictionary and you haven't cited the source, it's plagiarism which is against our site's rules. I recommend you edit your answer to provide the appropriate citation and hyperlink. Sep 24, 2018 at 12:17

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