from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a low concentration: low-density urban areas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having low concentration
  • adj. having low relative density or specific gravity


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  • This bad guy is called low-density lipoprotein LDL cholesterol.


  • Other cholesterol is added to the bloodstream for easy assimilation by various organs and, unfortunately, by arterial walls and this cholesterol is carried by another type of lipoprotein called low-density lipoprotein or LDL for short.

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  • Nutritional studies have found that soy protein can lower total cholesterol levels and lower the "bad" cholesterol called low-density lipoprotein LDL.

  • It encouraged low-density sprawl, which is ill-fitted to a creative, postindustrial economy.

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  • Artificial demand for bigger houses also skews residential patterns, leading to excessive low-density suburban growth.

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  • "The machines won't find low-density powdered explosives, liquid explosives — or much more than the old metal detectors."

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  • They may reduce your risk of developing coronary artery disease by significantly bringing down your LDL low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

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  • These numbers—the total cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein), HDL (high-density lipoprotein), and triglycerides—are important indicators of your overall risk of getting heart disease.

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  • Dragon boating was the only major lifestyle change she had made, and her level of low-density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol, had dropped by more than half.

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  • Simvastatin and similar medicines are used to lower the amount of low-density lipoprotein, or the "bad" cholesterol, to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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