- to make intense or more intense.
- to make more acute; strengthen or sharpen.
- Photography. to increase the density and contrast of (a negative) chemically.
- to become intense or more intense.
Origin of intensify
1, 2. See aggravate.
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- to make or become intense or more intense
- (tr) to increase the density of (a photographic film or plate)
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