Overcrowded vs Congestion - What's the difference?

overcrowded | congestion |

As a verb overcrowded

is (overcrowd).

As an adjective overcrowded

is containing too many occupants for an area of its size.

As a noun congestion is





  • (overcrowd)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Containing too many occupants for an area of its size.
  • congestion


    (en noun)
  • The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.
  • An excess of traffic.
  • (medicine) Overfullness of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hypermic, active or passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion; congestion of the lungs.
  • (medicine) An excess of mucus or fluid in the respiratory system; congestion of the lungs, or nasal congestion.
  • Derived terms

    * congestion charge or congestion pricing