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Dictionary definition for: Dense

1. (s) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke" "heavy fog" "impenetrable gloom"

2. (s) closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center" "a dense population" "thick crowds"

3. (s) hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation" "thick woods"

4. (s) having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"

5. (s) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him" "never met anyone quite so dim" "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials mak

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