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[mass noun] The state of being congested:‘the new bridge should ease congestion in the area’
crowding, overcrowdingobstruction, blockage, stoppage, blocking, clogging, choking, plugging, stuffingtraffic jam, bottlenecksnarl-up, gridlockView synonyms
- ‘Traffic congestion is a serious issue which is causing concern to many residents and traders in our area.’
- ‘This often creates congestion and difficulties with parking and access around schools.’
- ‘Up top the band can often take up a large area of the dance floor and cause a lot of congestion.’
- ‘Using a light touch, the therapist helps to clear areas of congestion and stagnation.’
- ‘Many group members are car owners and know only too well the difficulties caused by road congestion.’
- ‘Even then there was congestion on the bridge as a result of resurfacing work.’
- ‘Traffic will take to minor narrower roads causing even worse congestion and gridlock.’
- ‘Residents fear increased congestion, more noise and rides creating an eyesore.’
- ‘Free from the weekday congestion, the traffic raced wildly, shifting lanes as if in a video game.’
- ‘Road rage is not one of my vices but I do get frustrated if I am stuck in traffic either due to road works or congestion.’
- ‘The incident caused congestion on surrounding roads as police cleared the area.’
- ‘This was a three-mile dual carriageway designed to make traffic congestion a thing of the past.’
- ‘At the moment traffic in York is being restrained simply by congestion itself.’
- ‘The bus lanes are designed to ease traffic congestion but they remain controversial.’
- ‘The car park will also hopefully ease traffic congestion and parking difficulties.’
- ‘If you are frustrated by road congestion or overcrowded trains you can add your support to our campaign.’
- ‘This would help counter claims the bridge was adding to congestion in Edinburgh.’
- ‘That's the message from a new project to reduce congestion and improve the health of York children.’
- ‘They are a major cause of congestion and take up too much precious space.’
- ‘This will, it is hoped, take traffic off the roads and help to ease congestion.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin congestio(n-), from congere heap up, from con- together + gerere bring.
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