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Etymology

From Middle French intense.

Adjective

intense (comparative intens, superlative er)

Positive
intense

Comparative
intens

Superlative
er

  1. Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought.
  2. Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: (a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. (b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. (c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. (d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. (e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] intensus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

intense

  1. intense

Italian

Adjective

intense pl.

  1. Feminine form of intenso.

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