What does intensive mean?

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ɪnˈtɛn sɪvin·ten·sive

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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.

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

  2. intensive(Adjective)

    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. intensive(Adjective)

    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. intensive(Adjective)

    Highly concentrated.

    I took a 3-day intensive course in finance.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Intensive(adj)

    characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense

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

  3. Intensive(adj)

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

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

  4. Intensive(noun)

    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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How to say intensive in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Stephen Barclay:

    The key issue is the principle of consent, that's why the backstop was rejected three times, that was the concern in terms of both sides in Northern Ireland not approving of the backstop, so the key is the principle of consent, now of course in the mechanism, as part of the intensive negotiations we could look at that and discuss that.

  2. Helen Lau:

    Going into 2016, the overall theme will still be there, with demand still weak as China steers away from high energy-intensive industrial growth and the replacement (of coal) by other energy sources continues.

  3. Julian Sanchez:

    There’s plenty of scaremongering around steps broadband providers could take in the absence of neutrality regulation — blocking off certain sites, or charging extra fees to access certain services — but not a ton of reason to think they would do these things, which would antagonize customers, be technically tricky to enforce against sophisticated users, and invite the re-imposition of regulations, what’s more realistic is the introduction of plans that provide higher speeds for specific bandwidth-intensive services.

  4. Michael Feroli:

    This is indicating that firms aren't yet reducing labor input at the intensive margin.

  5. Karen Pierce:

    This opens up really unprecedented opportunity to get them into early treatment -- potentially early intensive treatment -- and then check to see what kind of impact this is having by the time they reach school age, the brain is very plastic during early development and can be impacted by input from the environment.

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