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Verb: intensify  in'ten-su,fI
  1. Increase in extent or intensity
    "The Allies intensified the bombing";
    - escalate, step up
  2. Make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    "The efforts were intensified"; "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her";
    - compound, heighten, deepen
  3. Become more intense
    "The debate intensified";
    - deepen
  4. (photography) make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark

Derived forms: intensified, intensifying, intensifies

Type of: alter, change, increase, modify

Antonym: weaken

Encyclopedia: Intensify