The state of being congested: the new bridge should ease congestion in the area
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- The car park will also hopefully ease traffic congestion and parking difficulties.
- The bus lanes are designed to ease traffic congestion but they remain controversial.
- This will, it is hoped, take traffic off the roads and help to ease congestion.
obstruction, blockage, stoppage, blocking, clogging, choking, plugging, stuffing;
traffic jam, bottleneck
informal snarl-up, gridlock
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin congestio(n-), from congere 'heap up', from con- 'together' + gerere 'bring'.
Words that rhyme with congestiondigestion, ingestion, question, suggestion
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