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intensifier

intensifier

noun in·ten·si·fi·er \in-ˈten(t)-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

grammar : a word (such as really or very ) that gives force or emphasis to a statement

Full Definition of INTENSIFIER

:  one that intensifies; especially :  intensive

Examples of INTENSIFIER

  1. So can function as an intensifier, as in I'm so tired.

First Known Use of INTENSIFIER

1835

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