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.
- in·ten·si·fi·ca·tion, noun
- de-in·ten·si·fy, verb, de·-in·ten·si·fied, de·-in·ten·si·fy·ing.
- o·ver·in·ten·si·fi·ca·tion, noun
- o·ver·in·ten·si·fy, verb, o·ver·in·ten·si·fied, o·ver·in·ten·si·fy·ing.
- self-in·ten·si·fied, adjective
- self-in·ten·si·fy·ing, adjective
- un·in·ten·si·fied, adjective
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How to use intensify in a sentence
Her militancy intensified during her complex relationship with Walter Heaton, a married, British, self-described revolutionary socialist to whom she gave a lot of money.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief | Katharine Weber | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Some experts lauded the idea of shifting to remote learning, saying the pandemic has intensified.Montgomery County urges private schools to consider move to all-virtual learning | Donna St. George | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
As covid-19 surges nationwide, the debate over school reopening has intensified.Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why. | Emily Oster | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
It’s a trend that may well intensify as Apple silicon ushers in the next era of Macs.
Courtship behaviors begin in January or February, when hormones intensify the owls' calling and give it an amorous spin.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart | Laura Erickson | November 6, 2020 | Popular-Science
And Demme, by barely indicating the visual presence of the audience until the end, intensifies the closed-off, hermetic feeling.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession | Pauline Kael | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, in conflict situations the rhetoric around honor often intensifies.
You know, as we got closer to the end and ready to do it, the scrutiny intensifies and the conversations with the network happen.The Shocking ‘Fargo’ Finale: Creator Noah Hawley Breaks Down the Epic Bloodbath | Kevin Fallon | June 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
An escalation of seems inevitable as the ideological competition on all sides intensifies and grows ever more emotional.
Political pressure intensifies further when cities run out of water.
The work as a whole seems to me to have considerable merit, and the interest of the music rises as that of the drama intensifies.
To place white by the side of a color heightens or intensifies the tone of that color.Color Value | C. R. Clifford
Unconsciously it intensifies him to a superlative degree, and inspires him with an awe of itself that becomes sacred to him.Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value | Arthur Glyn Leonard
The contrast intensifies the light that shines from the love of Mary, and deepens the darkness of the traitor's sin.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew | John Monro Gibson
We would not, of course, deny that the repetition of the thought in a changed form intensifies the rhythmic expression.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
British Dictionary definitions for intensify
to make or become intense or more intense
(tr) to increase the density of (a photographic film or plate)
- intensification, noun
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