Definitions for Intensiveɪnˈtɛn sɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or characterized by intensity:
tending to intensify; intensifying.
of or pertaining to a system of farming in which large amounts of labor and often capital are expended to gain high yields on small tracts of land
Ref: (opposed to extensive 7 ).
requiring or having a high concentration of a specified quality or element (used in combination):
a labor-intensive industry.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(of a grammatical form or construction) indicating increased emphasis or force: Certainly is an intensive adverb. Myself in I did it myself is an intensive pronoun.
(n.)something that intensifies.
an intensive form or construction.
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"
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"
tending to give force or emphasis
"an intensive adverb"
of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor
"intensive agriculture"; "intensive conditions"
Form of a word with a stronger or more forceful sense than the root on which the intensive is built.
Thorough, to a great degree, with intensity.
She was moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital.
Demanding, requiring a great amount.
This job is difficult because it is so labour-intensive.
I took a 3-day intensive course in finance.
Origin: Existing since , borrowed via , from intensivus, from intendere.
stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified
characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense
serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition
that which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Intensive' in Adjectives Frequency: #665
Translations for Intensive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
very great; showing or having great care etc
The police began an intensive search for the murderer; The hospital has just opened a new intensive care unit.
- intensivoPortuguese (BR)
- tõhus, pingneEstonian
- شدید؛ فشردهFarsi
- वृद्धिकर, तीव्रHindi
- intenzivna (skrb)Croatian
- öflugur; gjörgæslu-Icelandic
- intensivo, intensoItalian
- intens, intensivNorwegian
- شدید؛ فشردهPersian
- ډيروونكى، تشديدوونكى، پياوړى كوونكى، متمركز(ګر) تاكيدىPashto
- 加強的Chinese (Trad.)
- інтенсивний, напруженийUkrainian
- tập trungVietnamese
- 加强的，集中的，密集的，十分细致的Chinese (Simp.)
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