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English adjective: intensive

1. intensive characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form

SamplesThe questioning was intensive.
Intensive care.
A labor-intensive industry.



2. intensive tending to give force or emphasis

SamplesAn intensive adverb.

3. intensive of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor

SamplesIntensive agriculture.
Intensive conditions.


English noun: intensive

1. intensive (communication) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

Samples`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier.
`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier.


Broader (hypernym)modifier, qualifier

Domain usage membersall-fired, bloody, candidly, damn, deadly, deucedly, devilishly, downright, ever, ever so, every last, frankly, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, hellishly, honestly, in truth, infernally, insanely, just, literally, living, madly, marvellously, marvelously, mightily, mighty, most, positively, powerful, precious, preciously, really, right, simply, so, such, superbly, terrifically, toppingly, truly, well, wonderfully, wondrous, wondrously

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