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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. tending to give force or emphasis; "an intensive adverb" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor; "intensive agriculture"; "intensive conditions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. Serving to heighten; giving force or emphasis to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Intensively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Relating to or marked by intensity; noting a form of treatment by means of very large doses or of substances possessing great strength or activity. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  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. INTENSIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. Serving to intensify; through. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. Stretched; assiduous; serving to give force or emphasis. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Producing or marked by successive increase in intensity; as I. inoculations of a virus. na
  20. Of, relating to, intensity as opp. to extent; intense; (Gram.) expressing intensity, giving force; (Econ.) serving to increase production of given area, as i. methods, agriculture; (medieval) i. inoculation (in which intensity of matter introduced is increased in successive operations). Hence intensively adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. Increasing in force or intensity. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. Causing or accompanied by intensification. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. In Pasteur's prophylactic treatment of rabies, characterized by inoculations more frequent and powerful than usual. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. Stretched or increased with respect to itself; intent, full of care. Complete Dictionary
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