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in·ten·si·fy

 (ĭn-tĕn′sə-fī′)
v. in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing, in·ten·si·fies
v.tr.
1. To make intense or more intense: The press has intensified its scrutiny of the candidate's background.
2. To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
v.intr.
To become intense or more intense: The search intensified as dusk approached.

in·ten′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

intensified

(ɪnˈtɛnsɪˌfaɪd)
adj
increased
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intensified - made more intense; "the intensified scrutiny of the candidate's background"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
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Launched at length upon these almost final waters, and gliding towards the Japanese cruising-ground, the old man's purpose intensified itself.
His endless muttering monologue vitiated every effort I made to think out a line of action, and drove me at times, thus pent up and intensified, almost to the verge of craziness.
Caswall's efforts at staring became intensified, and poor Lilla's nervousness grew greater.
The purely scientific attraction was suddenly intensified by the following incident:
And for all that, at the same point in her memories, the feeling of shame was intensified, as though some inner voice, just at the point when she thought of Vronsky, were saying to her, "Warm, very warm, hot.
The feeling of loneliness and isolation that had come to the young man in the crowded streets of his town was both broken and intensified by the presence of Helen.
But even assuming all this to be true; yet, were it not for the whiteness, you would not have that intensified terror.
The ruin of oligarchy is the ruin of democracy; the same disease magnified and intensified by liberty overmasters democracy-- the truth being that the excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction; and this is the case not only in the seasons and in vegetable and animal life, but above all in forms of government.
Under the new conditions Individualism will be far freer, far finer, and far more intensified than it is now.
The travellers, huddled close together, could not speak for the cold, intensified by the rapidity at which they were going.
The man he sacrificed to his ambition, that innocent victim immolated on the altar of his father's faults, appeared to him pale and threatening, leading his affianced bride by the hand, and bringing with him remorse, not such as the ancients figured, furious and terrible, but that slow and consuming agony whose pangs are intensified from hour to hour up to the very moment of death.
Dominic went ashore to look for him, but returned at the end of two hours alone and very angry, as I could see by the token of the invisible smile under his moustache being intensified.