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ɪnˈtɛn sɪvin·ten·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intensifier, intensiveadjective

    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. intensiveadjective

    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. intensiveadjective

    tending to give force or emphasis

    "an intensive adverb"

  4. intensiveadjective

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

    "intensive agriculture"; "intensive conditions"


  1. intensivenoun

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

    Etymology: Existing since , borrowed via , from intensivus, from intendere.

  2. intensiveadjective

    Thorough, to a great degree, with intensity.

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

    Etymology: Existing since , borrowed via , from intensivus, from intendere.

  3. intensiveadjective

    Demanding, requiring a great amount.

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

    Etymology: Existing since , borrowed via , from intensivus, from intendere.

  4. intensiveadjective

    Highly concentrated.

    I took a 3-day intensive course in finance.

    Etymology: Existing since , borrowed via , from intensivus, from intendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intensiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. intensif. See Intense.]

  2. Intensiveadjective

    characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense

    Etymology: [Cf. F. intensif. See Intense.]

  3. Intensiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. intensif. See Intense.]

  4. Intensivenoun

    that which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word

    Etymology: [Cf. F. intensif. See Intense.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of intensive in a Sentence

  1. Iris Warner:

    We are shocked and appalled at the violence used against our mother Iris, better known as Anne to her friends and family - a defenseless 90-year-old-woman, it has left us feeling stunned and sickened. We appeal for anyone with information that could assist police in their investigation to come forward. The person responsible must be brought to justice. Her condition has improved but she is expected to remain in the hospital for a long time for intensive treatment. Iris Warner, a 90-year-old woman in the UK, was brutally assaulted in Iris Warner sleep. Police are searching for Iris Warner attacker. ( Metropolitan Police).

  2. Tracie Grella:

    Data-intensive companies were the first... but over the last number of years all types of industries have started purchasing cyber insurance, i think at this point it's certainly clear that all industries are impacted, all have to manage cyber risk.

  3. Pablo Rossini:

    Were waiting for the right moment to put him through another surgery, hes depending on life support that hes receiving in intensive care.

  4. Adriano Pires:

    This is serious because it is happening in the midst of Brazil's worst economic crisis in decades and in the middle of Petrobras' worst crisis ever, it's like the unions are saying, 'Hey, Petrobras is in intensive care. Let's pull the plug!'.

  5. Maeve Reston of CNN:

    It's looking like it could turn into a fight between Jeb Bush and Rubio out there, you've got as few as 40,000 voters who will be coming out to caucus -- that's a little like a needle in a haystack. It's going to take intensive groundwork, and both of them are really getting started on that front.

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