Definitions for Intensiveɪnˈtɛn sɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intensifier, intensive(adj)

    a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

    "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

  2. intensive(adj)

    characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form

    "the questioning was intensive"; "intensive care"; "research-intensive"; "a labor-intensive industry"

  3. intensive(adj)

    tending to give force or emphasis

    "an intensive adverb"

  4. intensive(adj)

    of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor

    "intensive agriculture"; "intensive conditions"


  1. intensive(Noun)

    Form of a word with a stronger or more forceful sense than the root on which the intensive is built.

  2. intensive(Adjective)

    Thorough, to a great degree, with intensity.

    She was moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital.

  3. intensive(Adjective)

    Demanding, requiring a great amount.

    This job is difficult because it is so labour-intensive.

  4. intensive(Adjective)

    Highly concentrated.

    I took a 3-day intensive course in finance.

  5. Origin: Existing since , borrowed via , from intensivus, from intendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intensive(adj)

    stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified

  2. Intensive(adj)

    characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense

  3. Intensive(adj)

    serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition

  4. Intensive(noun)

    that which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. intensif. See Intense.]


  1. Intensive word form

    In grammar, an intensive word form is one which denotes stronger, more forceful, or more concentrated action relative to the root on which the intensive is built. Intensives are usually lexical formations, but there may be a regular process for forming intensives from a root. Intensive formations, for example, existed in Proto-Indo-European, and in many of the Semitic languages.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Intensive' in Adjectives Frequency: #665

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