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
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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