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- Thorough; to a great degree; with intensity.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
- Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections, rather than superficial study of every packet that comes to hand.
- Demanding; requiring a great amount of work etc.
- This job is difficult because it is so labour-intensive.
- Highly concentrated.
- I took a three-day intensive course in finance.
- (obsolete) Stretched; allowing intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir M. Hale to this entry?)
- Characterized by persistence; intent; assiduous.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir H. Wotton to this entry?)
- (grammar) Serving to give force or emphasis.
- an intensive verb or preposition
- (medicine) Related to the need to manage life-threatening conditions by means of sophisticated life support and monitoring.
- She was moved to the intensive-care unit of the hospital.
thorough, to a great degree, with intensity
demanding, requiring a great amount
characterized by persistence; intent; assiduous
(grammar) serving to give force or emphasis
intensive (plural intensives)
- (linguistics) Form of a word with a stronger or more forceful sense than the root on which the intensive is built.
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- inflection of :
intensive f pl