dense dense  /ˈdɛns/


  1. (adj) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
  2. (adj) hard to pass through because of dense growth
  3. (adj) having high relative density or specific gravity
  4. (adj) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity


Derived Word(s)


  1. The darkly dense forests here stimulate the imagination.
  2. A large part of the current jellyfish scare is that swimmers rarely know whether the water into which they're wading is benign Mediterranean surf or a dense minefield of tentacles.
  3. Here is a tale of the academy that, if you follow its trails, will lead you to learned journals, dense footnotes and multivariate regression analysis.


  1. China Sets New Rules Aimed at Curbing Air Pollution

    The move to improve air quality is a response to the dense smog that has repeatedly enveloped Beijing and other major Chinese cities in recent years.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. RAID Inc. Launches Ultra-Dense, High Performance 4U 60-Bay Dual Server Node Solution

    RAID Incorporated, an end-to-end customized solutions provider in HPC, Big Data, and Virtualized Environments, today launches its newest ultra-dense, high performance solution, the 4U 60-Bay Ability Storage ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Dense fog advisory welcomes in week; strong storms possible Tuesday and Wednesday

    Austin is under a dense fog advisory this morning through 9 a.m., as the National Weather Services is warning of visibility of a quarter mile or less in places. The weather service is also warning of the potential for severe thunderstorms Tuesday night into Wednesday, especially south of Interstate 90. The storms bring the potential [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Austin Daily Herald


  1. "Eventually, there were enough Indians in Edison to change the culture. At which point my townsfolk started calling the new Edisonians 'dot heads'. One kid I knew in high school drove down an Indian-dense street yelling for its residents to 'go home...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Joel Stein Source: Times of India

  2. "It held my attention, kept me turning pages, and reminded me how much fun it could be to read," Brown writes. "The simplicity of the prose and the efficiency of the story line was less cumbersome than the dense novels of my schooldays, and I...
    on Mar 16, 2006 By: Dan Brown Source: USA Today

  3. In the press release, Green says "The 'Star Wars' universe is so dense and rich; it's crazy to think that there aren't normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined."
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Seth Green Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /