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Dictionary definition for: Intensive

1. (n) 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"

2. (s) 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"

3. (a) tending to give force or emphasis; "an intensive adverb"

4. (a) of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor; "intensive agriculture" "intensive conditions"

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