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"
having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"
hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
wedged or packed in together; "an impacted tooth"
put, fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"