Definition of congestion in English:


Syllabification: con·ges·tion
Pronunciation: /kənˈjesCHən


  • 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.
    crowding, overcrowding; obstruction, blockage; 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'.

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