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Definition of "intensify" []

  • To make intense or more intense: The press has intensified its scrutiny of the candidate's background. (verb-transitive)
  • To increase the contrast of (a photographic image). (verb-transitive)
  • To become intense or more intense: The search intensified as dusk approached. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intensify" in a sentence
  • "The fall-out from England's dreadful World Cup continues, and the calls intensify for young blood to be drafted into the squad to revive hopes of glory in Euro 2012 and the World Cup in"
  • "But punters in Carlisle who WEREN'T wearing them were the odd ones out as they witnessed the race for the Premiership title intensify - in 3D."
  • "Mississauga have plans to "intensify" - build more densely within their current built areas"