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thickly

adverb
     
thick‧ly
1 in a way that makes a thick piece or layer of something:
The cheese was sliced thickly.
a thickly carpeted hallway
2

thickly populated/wooded etc

if an area is thickly populated, wooded etc, there are a lot of people, trees etc there close together:
The eastern part of the country is more thickly populated.

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