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Definition of dense adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (denser, densest)
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  1. 1containing a lot of people, things, plants, etc. with little space between them a dense crowd/forest areas of dense population
  2. 2difficult to see through synonym thick dense fog/smoke/fumes
  3. 3(informal) stupid How can you be so dense?
  4. 4difficult to understand because it contains a lot of information a dense piece of writing
  5. 5(technology) heavy in relation to its size Less dense substances move upward to form a crust.
adverb a densely populated area densely covered/packed
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