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Adjective: intensive  in'ten-siv
  1. Characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form
    "the questioning was intensive"; "intensive care"; "research-intensive"; "a labour-intensive industry"
     
  2. Tending to give force or emphasis
    "an intensive adverb"
     
  3. Of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labour
    "intensive agriculture"; "intensive conditions"
Noun: intensive  in'ten-siv
  1. A modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
    "'up' in 'finished up' is an intensive";
    - intensifier

Derived forms: intensives

See also: intense

Type of: modifier, qualifier

Antonym: extensive

Encyclopedia: Intensive