congestion congestion  /kən ˈdʒɛs tʃən/


  1. (n) excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
  2. (n) excessive crowding


  1. Officials Explore Options for Nashville Congestion

    A national traffic study shows congestion in Nashville has nearly doubled over the last three decades.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBKO Bowling Green

  2. Planners working on Sauvie Island congestion

    PORTLAND -- When you think Sauvie Island, you probably think fruit stands beaches and berry-picking. But so does everyone else. It's become so popular that Multnomah County planners have been working with residents to figure out how to deal with the congestion. "A few weekends a year, you get a lot of traffic and a lot of people, but I think for the most part, the place is pretty quiet, pretty ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

  3. Traffic: Congestion on Interstate 4

    Congestion is building on Central Florida's roadways as the rush hour gets underway.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel


  1. But Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said there was "some very bad news for people who think there is going to be a quick cure to congestion."
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: John Mica Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "This is not a congestion tax, it's nothing like a congestion tax," Mr Roozendaal said yesterday. "This is time-of-day tolling."
    on Nov 11, 2008 By: Eric Roozendaal Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I believe the proposal would actually have made congestion worse by allowing thousands of small cars in for free," said Johnson.
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Boris Johnson Source: Motor Trader

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