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Definition of dense adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dense

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//dens//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dens//
     
    (denser, densest) Stupid
     
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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? See related entries: Stupid
  4. 4difficult to understand because it contains a lot of information a dense piece of writing
  5. 5(specialist) heavy in relation to its size Less dense substances move upwards to form a crust.
  6. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin densus.Extra examples John’s all right, but he can be a bit dense sometimes. The fog was getting very dense. The forest is quite dense at that point. All that is left of the star is a small, dense core.
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