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
Origin: [Cf. F. intensif. See Intense.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Intensive' in Adjectives Frequency: #665
The numerical value of Intensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Intensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was a very intensive debate.
Our industry is very capital-intensive.
Some parts of the industry are in the intensive care unit.
I am in a process of intensive talks about my proposal for the UK settlement.
The business of shipping natural gas is capital intensive. The bar for entry is high.
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