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English definition of “heaviness”


noun [U] uk   /ˈhev.i.nəs/ us  

heaviness noun [U] (WEIGHING A LOT)

the quality of weighing a lotThick, dense and heavy

heaviness noun [U] (TO A GREAT DEGREE)

the quality of being done or happening to a great degree: We were delayed by the heaviness of the traffic.Serious and severeSevere
(Definition of heaviness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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