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adjective [-er/-est only]  /spɑrs/ us  
small in number or amount and not dense or close together: plants with sparse foliage sparse attendance a sparse vocabulary
adverb  /ˈspɑrs·li/ us  
This area is very sparsely settled because there isn’t much water.
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