Meaning of “densely” in the English Dictionary

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"densely" in British English

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B2 with a lot of things close together:

England was once a densely wooded country (= a lot of trees grew close together there).
Mexico City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world (= a lot of people live close together there).
His books tend to be densely written (= contain a lot of information and ideas and are difficult to understand).

More examples

  • The garden is very densely planted, leaving little opportunity for weeds to get established.
  • The foot soldiers stood in densely packed rows.
  • This was the most densely occupied area of the country during that period.
  • The fur grows very densely, keeping the animal's skin dry and largely insect-free.
  • From the plane we could see the plains below, densely covered with zebra, wildebeest and antelope.

(Definition of “densely” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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