nasal congestion

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nasal congestion

ENT Difficulty in nasal breathing, due to an ↑ vascular thickness of nasal mucosa. See Nasal stuffiness.

nasal congestion

Swelling (OEDEMA) of the mucous membrane lining the nose, usually as a result of inflammation from a common cold virus infection or from HISTAMINE released as an allergic response to tree or grass pollen grains. Nasal congestion can be relieved temporarily by decongestant drugs.
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Snivel and Kibosh and The Ghostly Trio work to teach Casper to be a wicked ghost like themselves, while haunting their best to scare the demolition crews at the Applegate Mansion.
Well you'd snivel, too, if you and the other new boys were nailed to the wall by senior prefects to celebrate St Tadger's Day.
DeSmith doesn't snivel about neighborhood problems, her colleagues say.
Still, Kim's skirt is too short and her hair too Mr Whippy, and yet there are certain sections of our society who would pay good money to see that sour face of hers snivel with disgust as she bandied out a derogatory one-liner.
and rolled into a ditch, where it snivels to this day.
I just don't like being told what to do," he snivels.
Requests that punters be allowed to bet on a wider range of races were met with the usual snivels about impracticability, unconvincing assertions that there was little demand for it, and the usual, patronising "we know what's best for you" view of the world.
Those who suffer the summer snivels will know exactly what I mean.