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dense

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dense(
dehns
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (compact)
a. denso
The explorers cut a path through the dense vegetation to reach the settlement.Los exploradores abrieron camino por la vegetación densa para llegar al poblado.
b. espeso
We had to drive through dense fog to get to the airport.Tuvimos que conducir por una niebla espesa para llegar al aeropuerto.
c. tupido
I need to prune the ivy because it is getting too dense and taking over the garden.Tengo que podar la hiedra porque se está haciendo muy tupida y apoderándose del jardín.
2. (thick)
a. espeso
The dough is too dense which is why it didn't rise.La masa está muy espesa por eso no subió.
3. (large)
a. nutrido
I get panic attacks in dense crowds so can't go on big demonstrations.Me dan ataques de pánico en multitudes nutridas por lo cual no puedo participar en manifestaciones grandes.
4. (difficult to understand)
a. denso
I found the descriptive parts in "War and Peace" too dense.Las partes descriptivas de "Guerra y paz" me resultaron muy densas.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(not clever)
a. corto
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Theresa won't get it because the poor thing is a little dense.Theresa no lo va a entender porque la pobre es un poco corta.
b. corto de entendederas
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tom seems a little dense. I don't know how he can do the job he does.Tom parece un poco corto de entendederas. No sé cómo puede hacer el trabajo que hace.
c. burro
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Bill's ok but his wife is so dense!¡Bill me cae bien pero su mujer es un poco burra!
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dense
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (smoke, fog)
a. denso(a)
2. (jungle)
a. tupido(a)
3. (crowd)
a. nutrido(a)
4. (colloquial)
a. corto(a) (stupid)
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dense [dens]
adjective
denser (comparative)densest (superlative)
1 (thick) [+forest, vegetation, fog] denso; espeso; [+crowd] nutrido; [+population] denso
2 [+Phys] [+liquid, substance] denso
3 [+person] corto de entendederas (informal); duro de mollera (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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