HyperDic: intensive

English > 4 senses of the word intensive:
ADJECTIVEallintensivecharacterized by a high degree or intensity
pertintensivetending to give force or emphasis
allintensiveof agriculture
NOUNcommunicationintensive, intensifiera modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies
intensive > pronunciation
Soundsihnteh'nsihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > intensive: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form.
Examples
  • "the questioning was intensive"
  • "intensive care"
  • "research-intensive "
  • "a labor-intensive industry"
BroaderintensePossessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
Spanishconcentrado, intensivo
Catalanintensiu
Nounsintensivenesshigh level or degree
English > intensive: 4 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningtending to give force or emphasis.
Example"an intensive adverb"
Spanishintensivo
Nounsintensifiera modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies
English > intensive: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf agriculture; intended to increase productivity / productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor.
Examples
  • "intensive agriculture"
  • "intensive conditions"
OppositeextensiveOf agriculture
Spanishintensivo
Nounsintensivenesshigh level or degree
English > intensive: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies.
Synonymintensifier
Broadermodifier, qualifierA content word that qualifies the meaning / meaning of a noun or verb
Usagebloody, damn, all-fired, all-firedlyExtremely
downrightThoroughgoing
ever, ever so(intensifier for adjectives) very
every last(used as intensive) every
goddam, goddamn, goddamnedExtremely
honestly, candidly, frankly(used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
in truth, really, trulyIn fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)
infernally, hellishlyExtremely
just, simplyabsolutely
literally(intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration
living(informal) absolute
madly, insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly(used as intensives) extremely
mighty, mightily, powerful, right(Southern regional intensive) very
mostVery
positivelyExtremely
precious, preciouslyExtremely
soTo a very great extent or degree
suchTo so extreme a degree
well(used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
wonderfully, wondrous, wondrously, superbly, toppingly, marvellously, terrifically, marvelously(used as an intensifier) extremely well
Spanishintensificador, intensivo
Catalanintensificador

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