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"dense" in British English

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denseadjective

uk   us   /dens/
  • dense adjective (THICK)

B2 having ​parts that are ​close together so that it is ​difficult to go or ​see through: dense fog a dense ​forest The ​body was ​foundhidden in dense undergrowth.
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(Definition of dense from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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denseadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /dens/
close together and ​difficult to go or ​see through; ​thick: dense ​fog I had ​trouble getting through the dense ​crowd. Dense can also ​meanstupid: There are some really dense ​people in ​ourclass.
science (of a ​substance) ​containing a lot of ​matter in a ​smallspace: Plutonium is very dense.
densely
adverb  us   /ˈdens·li/
a densely ​packedroom
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