how to pronounce congestion


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congestion is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of congestion in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… he expects port congestion problems to …”

meanings of congestion


  1. Edema, water retention, swelling, enlargement of a body part because of fluid retention in tissues and vessels.
  2. An excess or accumulation of something.
  3. Blocking up of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hypermic, active or passive.
  4. An excess of mucus or fluid in the respiratory system; congestion of the lungs, or nasal congestion.
  5. An excess of traffic; usually not a complete standstill of traffic, so usually not synonymous with traffic jam.
  6. An accumulation or buildup, the act of gathering into a heap or mass.
  7. The hindrance or blockage of the passage of something, for example a fluid, mixture, traffic, people, etc. (due to an excess of this or due to a partial or complete obstruction), resulting in overfilling or overcrowding.

congestion frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word congestion occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics congestion can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that congestion can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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