intensify

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Etymology[edit]

intense +‎ -ify. Compare French intensifier.

Verb[edit]

intensify ‎(third-person singular simple present intensifies, present participle intensifying, simple past and past participle intensified)

  1. (transitive) To render more intense
    to intensify the heat or cold
    to intensify colors
    to intensify a photographic negative
    to intensify animosity
  2. (intransitive) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.

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