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1. tending to give force or emphasis
an intensive adverb
2. of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor
intensive agriculture|intensive conditions
3. Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.
4. Designating, or pertaining to, any system of farming or horticulture, usually practiced on small pieces of land, in which the soil is thoroughly worked and fertilized so as to get as much return as possible; -- opposed to extensive.
5. characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form
the questioning was intensive|intensive care|research-intensive|a labor-intensive industry
6. a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier|`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier
7. That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word.