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  • adj.compressed, thick
  • adj.slow, stupid

synonyms for dense

  • heavy
  • impenetrable
  • opaque
  • solid
  • close
  • close-knit
  • compact
  • condensed
  • crammed
  • crowded
  • heaped
  • jam-packed
  • jammed
  • massed
  • packed
  • packed like sardines
  • piled
  • substantial
  • thickset
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antonyms for dense

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  • clear
  • easy
  • soft
  • understandable
  • brainy
  • clever
  • intelligent
  • open
  • scattered
  • smart
  • sparse
  • thin
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How to use dense in a sentence

All seven worlds are almost identical to each other but slightly less dense than Earth, the team reports in the February Planetary Science Journal.
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The third planet is nearly the wispiest of the whole system, less dense than Jupiter.
THESE 6 EXOPLANETS SOMEHOW ORBIT THEIR STAR IN PERFECT RHYTHMCHARLIE WOODJANUARY 27, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The holes mean the mattress is less dense, though, and might not last as long.
BEST MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS: SLEEP BETTER ON ONE OF THESE PICKSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
In the rush to convince people that electric vehicles are a practical alternative to gas-guzzlers, most of the focus has been on boosting their range by creating ever more energy-dense batteries.
NEW FAST-CHARGING, LOW-COST BATTERIES COULD BE A GAME-CHANGER FOR ELECTRIC CARSEDD GENTJANUARY 25, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
If you want to eat healthfully, a better approach is to prioritize nutrient-dense foods—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, healthy oils, and lean proteins—without vowing to only eat these foods.
THERE ARE NO RULES FOR HEALTHY EATINGCHRISTINE BYRNEJANUARY 22, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Some arose from collisions of dense stellar corpses called neutron stars.
EXPLORE EVERY GRAVITATIONAL WAVE EVENT SPOTTED SO FARNADIEH BREMERJANUARY 21, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
It “saw,” on the other side of Big Creek, a dense stand of heavy timber.
WHAT THE COMPLEX MATH OF FIRE MODELING TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA’S FORESTSAMY NORDRUMJANUARY 18, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
When these rare collisions happen, shockingly dense and bright patches of stars crop up—you can see those bright spots in this collection of images, almost as if they’re glimmering badges of honor born from violent mergers.
BEHOLD SIX GALACTIC COLLISIONS, MASTERFULLY CAPTURED BY HUBBLEJESSICA BODDYJANUARY 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
It was moved to the desert because federal regulators were concerned that the drone wasn’t safe enough to fly over a dense metro by itself.
THESE STORIES CHANGED SAN DIEGO IN 2020SARA LIBBYDECEMBER 31, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Frozen produce can be more nutrient-dense than those same items sold fresh in the grocery store.
FIVE MYTHS ABOUT NUTRITIONJESSICA WILSONDECEMBER 31, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO DENSE

  • arrested
  • behind
  • checked
  • delayed
  • dense
  • dull
  • feeble-minded
  • imbecile
  • late
  • moronic
  • stupid
  • subnormal
  • underdeveloped
  • underprivileged
  • undeveloped
  • appressed
  • close
  • compressed
  • crowded
  • dense
  • firm
  • hard
  • impenetrable
  • impermeable
  • packed
  • pressed
  • solid
  • thick
  • tight
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