den·​si·​fy | \ ˈden(t)-sə-ˌfī How to pronounce densify (audio) \
densified; densifying

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densification \ ˌden(t)-​sə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce densify (audio) \ noun

Examples of densify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Citing a devastating housing crisis and attributing most of it to localities’ unwillingness to densify, state legislators have introduced a plethora of bills. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 This year, California expedited the release of non-violent offenders to de-densify prison populations because prisons are at the center of many Covid-19 clusters in the United States. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Aug. 2020 Weingarten CEO Drew Alexander said the property along West Gray at Shepherd will continue to densify, though plans are still in the early phases. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, 26 Feb. 2020 Because of the region’s unwillingness to densify ... every time a new Google worker moves in, an old economy worker moves out. Roland Li,, 10 July 2018 Our San Jose master plan includes investing in improvements and densifying our main headquarters campus, using Cisco technology and creating collaborative work environments to enhance innovation and productivity. Ian Bauer, The Mercury News, 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of densify

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of densify was in 1820

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“Densify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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