verb (used with object), in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing.
British Dictionary definitions for de-intensify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin and History for de-intensify
1817, from intense + -ify, first attested in Coleridge, in place of intend, which he said no longer was felt as connected with intense. Middle English used intensen (v.) "to increase (something), strengthen, intensify," early 15c. Related: Intensified; intensifying.