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dense

dense

 
 
pronunciation:
dens
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: denser, densest
definition 1: having parts closely massed with little space between.
The population in the cities is extremely dense.This whole grain bread is very dense and much more filling than that white bread.
synonyms:
compact, compressed, thick, thickset
antonyms:
diffuse, thin
similar words:
close, concentrated, crowded, intense, massive, solid, tight
definition 2: thick and hard to see through or penetrate.
The factory poured out dense clouds of smoke.The deer could not be seen within the dense thicket.
 
synonyms:
heavy, impenetrable, soupy, thick
antonyms:
thin, transparent
similar words:
impermeable, impervious, turbid
definition 3: slow-witted; stupid.
He felt pretty dense when he couldn't understand the instructions.
synonyms:
dimwitted, dumb, stupid, thick, unintelligent
antonyms:
bright, quick-witted
similar words:
blockish, dopey, dull, obtuse, simple, slow, witless
definition 4: difficult to understand because of complexity or volume of detail.
I have trouble understanding these dense passages in the science book.
synonyms:
complex
antonyms:
simple
similar words:
detailed, elaborate, impenetrable, involved, thick
derivations: densely (adv.), denseness (n.)
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