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intensify

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verb in·ten·si·fy \in-ˈten(t)-sə-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of intensify

  • : to become stronger or more extreme : to become more intense

  • : to make (something) stronger or more extreme : to make (something) more intense

Full Definition of intensify

in·ten·si·fiedin·ten·si·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make intense or more intensive :  strengthen

  3. 2 a :  to increase the density and contrast of (a photographic image) by chemical treatment b :  to make more acute :  sharpen

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become intense or more intensive :  grow stronger or more acute

in·ten·si·fi·ca·tion play \-ˌten(t)s-fə-ˈkā-shən, -ˌten(t)-sə-\ noun

Examples of intensify

  1. We could hear the wind howling outside as the storm intensified.

  2. They intensified their efforts to increase sales.

  3. an intensified search for survivors



1817

First Known Use of intensify

1817


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intensify

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verb in·ten·si·fy \in-ˈten(t)-sə-ˌfī\

Medical Definition of intensify

in·ten·si·fiedin·ten·si·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to make intense or more intensive

  3. 2a:  to increase the density and contrast of (a photographic image) by special treatmentb:  to make more acute <use of illicit drugs intensified the patient's condition>

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to become intense or more intensive :  grow stronger or more acute <the sore throat, headache, and fever intensified as the disease progressed>

  6. in·ten·si·fi·ca·tion \-ˌten(t)s-(ə-)fə-ˈkā-shən\play noun





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