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densely Line breaks: dense¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛnsli/

Definition of densely in English:


1In a closely compacted or crowded manner; thickly: a densely populated country densely packed layers the best way to keep weeds at bay is to plant densely
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  • An antique television polished to a high gleam was covered densely with dust.
  • Moss and ivy grew densely between each block, so that one might be standing very close to a foundation, and yet not recognise it in the least.
  • Nutrients enrich the water and some groups of microscopic algae begin to grow densely, or "bloom."
2In a manner that is hard to understand because of its complexity: densely plotted historical fiction
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  • Densely argued and beautifully written, this play reminds us that remaining human in the face of totalitarian oppression is a triumph that cannot be snatched away.
  • Its 237 pages of text are as densely packed with insight and information as they are, sometimes, densely written.
  • The French consume densely intellectual tomes with the fervour that we read Jackie Collins.
3 informal In a stupid manner: staff can be surly should they decide a customer is behaving densely [as submodifier]: he is densely ignorant and primitive
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  • They give you an injection, it puts you into a densely dopey state for 5 minutes, then you wake up.
  • She looked densely at you, she didn't even see me, and didn't ask us one question.
  • Your ability to group people and label them as column a or column b astounds me, you must be an amazing racist or densely daft.

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