intensifier

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

Definition of intensifier

  1. :  one that intensifies; especially :  intensive

Examples of intensifier in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of intensifier

1835


INTENSIFIER Defined for English Language Learners

intensifier

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Definition of intensifier for English Language Learners

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

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