Definitions for Intensiveɪnˈtɛn sɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ten•siveɪnˈtɛn sɪv(adj.)

  1. of or characterized by intensity:

    intensive questioning.

  2. tending to intensify; intensifying.

  3. 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

    Category: Agriculture

    Ref: (opposed to extensive 7 ).

  4. requiring or having a high concentration of a specified quality or element (used in combination):

    a labor-intensive industry.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. (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.

    Category: Grammar

  6. (n.)something that intensifies.

  7. an intensive form or construction.

    Category: Grammar

in•ten′sive•ness(n.)

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"

Wiktionary

  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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


Translations for Intensive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

intensive(adjective)

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.

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