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  • Def: Dense 1. having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded or compact; 2. stupid; slow-witted; dull; 3. intense; extreme; 4. relatively opaque; transmitting little light, as a photographic negative, optical glass, or color; 5. difficult to understand or follow because of being closely packed with ideas or complexities of style;

  • Origin: 1590–1600; < L dénsus thick; c. Gk dasýs;

  • Synonyms: congested, crammed, teeming; impenetrable. Unabridged