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intense +‎ -ly


  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛnsli/
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intensely (comparative more intensely, superlative most intensely)

  1. In an intense manner.
    He pursued his studies intensely.
  2. To an intense degree, extremely.
    • 2015 October 27, Matt Preston, The Simple Secrets to Cooking Everything Better[1], Plum, →ISBN, page 192:
      You could just use ordinary shop-bought kecap manis to marinade the meat, but making your own is easy, has a far more elegant fragrance and is, above all, such a great brag! Flavouring kecap manis is an intensely personal thing, so try this version now and next time cook the sauce down with crushed, split lemongrass and a shredded lime leaf.
    An intensely private man, he kept chit-chat to a minimum.