Definition of congest
congestionplay \kən-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\ noun
congestiveplay \kən-ˈje-stiv\ adjective
Examples of congest in a Sentence
the usual weekend traffic congested the region's highways
Recent Examples of congest from the Web
It’s near a streetcar stop and a few blocks south of River Market, which can be horribly congested on Saturday mornings.
Snag a snack during a detour While avoiding the interstate altogether might avoid major snares, traffic on side routes will be congested with people who had the same idea.
With the rapidly expanding capital’s arterial and ring roads congested with traffic, Finnish authorities are willing to try anything that has a realistic prospect of reducing the number of cars, while providing a similar level of convenience.
Scales doesn't think traffic is congested enough along the corridor to warrant the roundabouts, and she is concerned that area businesses will lose customers if they are built.
Congested cities in other parts of the world, such as Los Angeles and Jakarta, are future possibilities, Voom says.
The vast majority of those miles, 66.5 to be exact, are routinely congested.
The westbound side of Highway 36 is congested for about 2 hours each morning.
But Urban Decay’s new Naked Heat compact bucks the idea that large eye-shadow palettes are congested with unusable shades.
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Origin and Etymology of congest
Latin congestus, past participle of congerere to bring together, from com- + gerere to bear
First Known Use: 1599See Words from the same year
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