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Definition of "intensive" []

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by intensity: intensive training. See Usage Note at intense. (adjective)
  • Grammar Tending to emphasize or intensify: an intensive adverb. (adjective)
  • Possessing or requiring to a high degree. Often used in combination: research-intensive; labor-intensive. (adjective)
  • Relating to or being a method especially of land cultivation intended to increase the productivity of a fixed area by means of an increase in capital and labor. (adjective)
  • Physics Having the same value for any subdivision of a thermodynamic system: intensive pressure. (adjective)

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 "intensive" in a sentence
  • "COOPER: It doesn't specify this agreement jail time, but it places him on what they call intensive probation."
  • "Cooper: It doesn't specify, this agreement, jail time, but it places him on what they call intensive probation."
  • "And while White House officials say that tangible progress has been made in what they describe as intensive negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, they gave no specifics, citing a need for confidentiality."