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Definitions of intensive

  1. a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. INTENSIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Something serving to give force or emphasis: specifically, in gram. an intensive particle, word, or phrase. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Intensively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form; "the questioning was intensive"; "intensive care"; "research-intensive"; "a labor-intensive industry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor; "intensive agriculture"; "intensive conditions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Designating, or pertaining to, any system of farming or horticulture, usually practiced on small pieces of land, in which the soil is thoroughly worked and fertilized so as to get as much return as possible; - opposed to extensive. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Serving to heighten; giving force or emphasis to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Stretched: admitting of increase of degree: unremitted: serving to intensify: (gram.) giving force or emphasis. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Serving to intensify; through. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Admitting of intension, or increase of degree; serving to give force or emphasis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Stretched; assiduous; serving to give force or emphasis. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for intensive

  1. Our planet is gridironed with canals, many hundreds of the main ones being observable through your telescopes, and the art of intensive farming is practised by us to a degree of perfection never dreamed of by the dwellers of your Earth. – The Planet Mars and its Inhabitants A Psychic Revelation by Eros Urides and J. L. Kennon
  2. Everywhere where life was intensive expressive, and animated with a new energy, he passionately loved it. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
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