Definition of energy-dense in English:



  • 1(of food) having a high calorie content in relation to its weight.

    ‘a sedentary lifestyle and the overconsumption of energy-dense foods causes weight gain’
    • ‘Stress can make us crave energy-dense, carb-rich comfort foods.’
    • ‘Although nuts can be energy dense, they have a lot of healthy qualities.’
    • ‘Vegan food is often high in fibre but not very energy dense.’
    • ‘Sleep deprivation leads to increased cravings for energy-dense sugary or starchy foods.’
    • ‘Fruit juice is energy-dense and, if consumed in excess, it can displace other nutritious foods from the diet.’
    • ‘Beware of protein bars over 250 calories—these are just as energy dense as a chocolate bar and may lead to weight gain.’
    • ‘This salad is more energy dense but still lighter than a traditional winter meal.’
    • ‘Parents should also be advised that drinking too many energy-dense drinks can reduce a child's appetite for other foods.’
    • ‘Toddlers who are given and eat large portion sizes, particularly of energy-dense foods, are at risk of becoming overweight.’
    • ‘This population may have been adopting more unhealthy lifestyles such as eating more energy-dense foods.’
    • ‘It has been suggested that financially strapped people may purchase cheap energy-dense foods that are often high in calories.’
  • 2(of fuel or a battery) storing a large amount of energy in relation to its volume.

    ‘wood is less energy-dense than coal’
    • ‘He was at pains to explain how much more energy dense the new batteries are than previous examples.’
    • ‘The zinc bromide flow battery is energy-dense, and capable of storing and recycling that energy.’
    • ‘Because the high-voltage battery is energy dense, engineers were able to use the downsized gasoline engine.’
    • ‘These efficiencies would make a solid-state lithium ion battery more energy-dense.’
    • ‘Batteries will be more energy dense and cheaper in five years; we just don't know by how much.’
    • ‘A 400 mile battery pack would be even more energy dense and flammable than the previous battery pack.’
    • ‘The company claims to have developed a technology which makes the power source both more energy-dense and safer.’
    • ‘They did not put in larger batteries; they used more energy-dense batteries.’
    • ‘Remember, more energy-dense batteries means more processing power.’
    • ‘Lightweight, energy-dense Li-ion batteries may be great for installation in the home.’