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adjective
  1. 2
    used for saying that there is a lot of something

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    1. b.
      informal using or containing a lot of something

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    2. c.
      mainly literary containing a lot of something

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  2. 5
    a heavy smell is sweet and strong

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  3. 9
    very severe

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  4. 11
    a heavy noise is deep and low

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  5. 13
    mainly literary if the sky is heavy, or the clouds are heavy, the sky is dark and it looks as though it will rain

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  6. 14
    mainly literary a heavy ocean is rough with big waves

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  7. 17
    mainly literary if your heart is heavy, you feel sad

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a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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