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Meaning of intensive by Wiktionary Dictionary

intensive


    Etymology

    Existing since Middle English, borrowed via French, from Medieval Latin intensivus, from intendere .

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ɪnˈtɛnsɪv/

    Adjective

    intensive ( comparative more intensive, superlative most intensive )

    1. Thorough, to a great degree, with intensity .
      She was moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital .
    2. Demanding, requiring a great amount .
      This job is difficult because it is so labour-intensive .
    3. Highly concentrated .
      I took a 3-day intensive course in finance .

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    Noun

    intensive ( plural: intensives )

    1. ( linguistics ) Form of a word with a stronger or more forceful sense than the root on which the intensive is built .


Explanation of intensive by Wordnet Dictionary

intensive


    Adjective
    1. characterized by a high degree or intensity

    2. the questioning was intensive
      intensive care
      research-intensive
      a labor-intensive industry
    3. of agriculture

    4. intensive agriculture
      intensive conditions
    5. tending to give force or emphasis

    6. an intensive adverb
    Noun
    1. a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies