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In oratory the will must predominate.
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Etymology

Existing since Middle English, borrowed via French from Mediaeval Latin intensivus, from intendere.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈtɛnsɪv/

Adjective

intensive (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
intensive

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Thorough, to a great degree, with intensity.
    She was moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital.
  2. Demanding, requiring a great amount.
    This job is difficult because it is so labour-intensive.
  3. Highly concentrated.
    I took a 3-day intensive course in finance.

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Noun

Singular
intensive

Plural
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intensive ({{{1}}})
  1. (linguistics) Form of a word with a stronger or more forceful sense than the root on which the intensive is built.

Italian

Adjective

intensive pl.

  1. Feminine form of intensivo.

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