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dense

adjective [-er/-est only] (THICK)   /dens/
close together and difficult to go or see through; thick: dense fog I had trouble getting through the dense crowd. Dense can also mean stupid: There are some really dense people in our class. densely    /ˈdens·li/ adverb a densely packed room
(Definition of dense adjective (THICK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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