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1. Of, relating to, or characterized by intensity: intensive training.
2. Grammar Tending to emphasize or intensify: an intensive adverb.
3. Possessing or requiring to a high degree. Often used in combination: labor-intensive.
4. Of or relating to agricultural production that achieves high yields per acre of land but requires significant input of labor or materials.
5. Physics Having the same value for any subdivision of a thermodynamic system: intensive pressure.
n. Grammar
A linguistic element, such as the adverb extremely or awfully, that provides force or emphasis. Also called intensifier.

in·ten′sive·ly adv.
in·ten′sive·ness n.
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Noun1.intensiveness - high level or degree; the property of being intense
forcefulness, strength, force - physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
severeness, severity, badness - used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
vehemence, emphasis - intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights"
top - the greatest possible intensity; "he screamed at the top of his lungs"
ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, vehemence, violence, wildness, fury - the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
شِدَّه، كَثافَه
styrkur; ákafi; spenna


(inˈtens) adjective
very great. intense heat; intense hatred.
inˈtensely adverb
very much. I dislike that sort of behaviour intensely.
inˈtenseness noun
inˈtensity noun
the quality of being intense. the intensity of the heat.
inˈtensive (-siv) adjective
very great; showing or having great care etc. The police began an intensive search for the murderer; The hospital has just opened a new intensive care unit.
inˈtensively adverb
inˈtensiveness noun
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