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synonyms for congestion

  • bottleneck
  • overpopulation
  • traffic jam
  • crowding
  • excess
  • jam
  • mass
  • press
  • profusion
  • rubber-necking
  • snarl-up
  • surfeit
  • surplus
  • clogging
  • crowdedness
  • overcrowding
  • overdevelopment
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antonyms for congestion

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  • lack
  • necessity
  • need
  • want
  • opening
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How to use congestion in a sentence

“Cars appeared to be racing or traveling at really high speeds on the Beltway, where normally the congestion would prevent folks from going that fast,” he said.
TRAFFIC COUNTS FELL DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, BUT ROAD FATALITIES STILL INCREASEDLUZ LAZOFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At the moments of highest demand, congestion on the grid means that electricity needs to be made near where it’s most needed—in cities.
AT NEW YORK CITY’S BIGGEST POWER PLANT, A SWITCH TO CLEAN ENERGY WILL HELP A NEIGHBORHOOD BREATHE EASIERANDREW BLUMFEBRUARY 2, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
This throttling was particularly severe because it was enforced 24 hours a day regardless of whether there was any network congestion, and downloads were throttled to speeds as low as 128kbps.
WHY VICTIMS OF AT&T UNLIMITED-DATA THROTTLING GET ONLY $22 IN SETTLEMENTSJON BRODKINFEBRUARY 1, 2021ARS TECHNICA
Ants have been learning how to deal with congestion for millions of years.
WANT TO GET OUT ALIVE? FOLLOW THE ANTS - ISSUE 95: ESCAPECONOR MYHRVOLDJANUARY 28, 2021NAUTILUS
It’s difficult to ensure that every single device you’re connecting is running at optimum speed, so there will typically be unavoidable lags or congestion.
THE BEST EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES: EXPAND YOUR FILE STORAGEERIC ALTJANUARY 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Minneapolis had the most persistent drop worldwide, with 219 days of reduced congestion, followed by Nashville with 213 days, and San Francisco with 211 days.
THESE U.S. CITIES LED THE WORLD IN REDUCED CAR TRAFFIC LAST YEARDAVID MORRISJANUARY 12, 2021FORTUNE
Both candidates had vowed to do more to resolve the increasing traffic congestion plaguing a portion of Virginia that has steadily grown during the past decade.
VIRGINIA VOTERS ELECT DEMOCRATS TO FILL TWO VACANT DELEGATE SEATS IN SPECIAL ELECTIONSANTONIO OLIVOJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We continue to urge hauliers not to travel to Kent until further notice as we work to alleviate congestion at ports.
FRANCE AGREES TO REOPEN BORDER AFTER U.K.’S TRUCKING ROUTE TO EUROPE PARALYZED OVER MUTANT VIRUS FEARSKDUNN6DECEMBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
Around the country, there is more road congestion, double-parking, and idling time at the curb as companies increasingly bring their goods to us.
A SOLUTION FOR CASH-STRAPPED CITIES IS RIGHT AT THE CURBJAKEMETHDECEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
The line would save time — and, in turn, money — both for monorail passengers and motorists who would enjoy less congestion on I-270, the study found.
MONORAIL BETWEEN MONTGOMERY AND FREDERICK COUNTIES WOULD GENERATE BILLIONS IN ECONOMIC BENEFITS, STUDY SAYSKATHERINE SHAVEROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO CONGESTION

  • barrier
  • block
  • blockage
  • clog
  • congestion
  • hindrance
  • hold-up
  • impediment
  • jam
  • obstruction
  • snag
  • traffic jam
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