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intensive

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adjective in·ten·sive \in-ˈten(t)-siv\

Simple Definition of intensive

  • : involving very great effort or work

  • grammar : giving force or emphasis to a statement

  • of farming : designed to increase production without using more land

Full Definition of intensive

  1. :  of, relating to, or marked by intensity or intensification: as a :  highly concentrated <intensive study> b :  tending to strengthen or increase; especially :  tending to give force or emphasis <intensive adverb> c :  constituting or relating to a method designed to increase productivity by the expenditure of more capital and labor rather than by increase in scope <intensive farming>

in·ten·sive·ly adverb
in·ten·sive·ness noun

Examples of intensive

  1. an intensive course in business writing

  2. <an intensive effort to prevent an adult bookstore from opening in town>



15th Century

First Known Use of intensive

15th century


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intensive

noun in·ten·sive

Definition of intensive

  1. :  an intensive linguistic element



1813

First Known Use of intensive

1813

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

Rhymes with intensive



INTENSIVE Defined for Kids

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intensive

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adjective in·ten·sive \in-ˈten-siv\

Definition of intensive

  1. 1 :  involving special effort or concentration <intensive study>

  2. 2 :  giving emphasis <The pronoun “myself” in “I myself did it” is intensive.>




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noun in·ten·sive

Definition of intensive

  1. :  a word that emphasizes or stresses something <“Quite” is an intensive in “quite a musician.”>




Medical Dictionary

intensive

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adjective in·ten·sive \in-ˈten(t)-siv\

Medical Definition of intensive

  1. :  of, relating to, or marked by intensity; especially :  involving the use of large doses or substances having great therapeutic activity—compare aggressive 3

  2. in·ten·sive·ly adverb





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