What does Intensive mean?

Definitions for Intensiveɪnˈtɛn sɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Intensive.

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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    It was a very intensive debate.

  2. Tony Will:

    Our industry is very capital-intensive.

  3. Roger Baxter:

    Some parts of the industry are in the intensive care unit.

  4. European Council:

    I am in a process of intensive talks about my proposal for the UK settlement.

  5. Prime Minister Stephen Harper:

    The business of shipping natural gas is capital intensive. The bar for entry is high.

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