Definition of intensify
intensificationplay \in-ˌten(t)s-fə-ˈkā-shən, -ˌten(t)-sə-\ noun
Examples of intensify in a Sentence
We could hear the wind howling outside as the storm intensified.
They intensified their efforts to increase sales.
an intensified search for survivors
Recent Examples of intensify from the Web
As the mania intensified, Russell felt bulletproof and stopped taking his meds.
Dating rumors have been following Hailey Baldwin and Cameron Dallas for a few months now, with whispers of romance only intensifying when they were spotted in matching jackets and out on what seemed to be a date night in Los Angeles.
Roasting tomatoes, for example, intensifies their impact.
Still, the $8 million gusher of liberal money that Mr. Ossoff enjoyed leading up to the April vote only intensified during the two-month approach to the runoff.
By 10 a.m. the next day Opal had intensified to a top-end Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds.
The wavy images on-screen intensify the experience of listening to bedtimes' electronic beats.
The high school student has become immigration activists’ latest example of how the Trump administration has intensified arrests of undocumented immigrants – even those without a criminal record.
Since then, Uber’s commitment to the future of self-driving cars has only intensified.
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First Known Use of intensify
INTENSIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intensify for English Language Learners
: to become stronger or more extreme : to become more intense
: to make (something) stronger or more extreme : to make (something) more intense
INTENSIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of intensify for Students
: to make or become stronger or more extreme Sunlight poured through the windows, intensifying the heat. — Kevin Henkes, Olive's Ocean
Medical Definition of intensify
transitive verb: to make intense or more intensive
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
intransitive verb: to become intense or more intensive : grow stronger or more acute the sore throat, headache, and fever intensified as the disease progressed
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