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v. in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing, in·ten·si·fies
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).
To become intense or more intense: The search intensified as dusk approached.
in·ten′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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|Noun||1.||intensification - action that makes something stronger or more extreme|
roughness - harsh or severe speech or behavior; "men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity"; "the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet"
exacerbation, aggravation - action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"
|2.||intensification - the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)|
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noun increase, rise, build-up, expansion, heightening, acceleration, escalation, upsurge, amplification the intensification of violent rebel attacks
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intensification[ɪnˌtensɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N → intensificación f
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intensification[ɪnˌtɛnsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n [pressure, attacks, campaign, fighting] → intensification f
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