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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dense  \Dense\,  a.  [L.  densus;  akin  to  Gr  ?  thick  with  hair  or 
  leaves:  cf  F.  dense.] 
  1.  Having  the  constituent  parts  massed  or  crowded  together; 
  close  compact;  thick;  containing  much  matter  in  a  small 
  space;  heavy;  opaque;  as  a  dense  crowd;  a  dense  forest;  a 
  dense  fog. 
 
  All  sorts  of  bodies,  firm  and  fluid,  dense  and  rare 
  --Ray. 
 
  To  replace  the  cloudy  barrier  dense.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  Stupid;  gross;  crass;  as  dense  ignorance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dense 
  adj  1:  permitting  little  if  any  light  to  pass  through  because  of 
  denseness  of  matter;  "dense  smoke";  "heavy  fog"; 
  "impenetrable  gloom"  [syn:  {heavy},  {impenetrable}] 
  2:  closely  crowded  together;  "a  compact  shopping  center";  "a 
  dense  population";  "thick  crowds"  [syn:  {compact},  {thick}] 
  3:  hard  to  pass  through  because  of  dense  growth;  "dense 
  vegetation";  "thick  woods"  [syn:  {thick}] 
  4:  having  high  relative  density  or  specific  gravity;  "dense  as 
  lead" 
  5:  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  make  some  really  dumb 
  decisions";  "he  was  either  normally  stupid  or  being 
  deliberately  obtuse";  "worked  with  the  slow  students" 
  [syn:  {dim},  {dull},  {dumb},  {obtuse},  {slow}] 




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