Definitions for dense

Definitions for (adj) dense

Main entry: dim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

Definition: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

Usage: 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 make some really dumb decisions; he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse; worked with the slow students

Main entry: dense

Definition: having high relative density or specific gravity

Usage: dense as lead

Main entry: dense, thick

Definition: hard to pass through because of dense growth

Usage: dense vegetation; thick woods

Main entry: dense, impenetrable, heavy

Definition: permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

Usage: dense smoke; heavy fog; impenetrable gloom

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