- increasing in intensity or degree.
- instituting treatment to the limit of safety.
Origin of intensive
Related Words for intensivecomprehensive, in-depth, demanding, thorough, all-out, radical, deep, fast, complete, concentrated, hard, out-and-out, profound, severe, thoroughgoing
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Contemporary Examples of intensive
In fact, he taught the most intensive artillery course in the South and very likely the equal of courses at West Point.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
His son, Lennon James Picco—Chris is a massive Beatles fan—was put in intensive care but was never likely to survive.Cumberbatch Impressions, Dad Sings ‘Blackbird’ to Dying Son, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
November 16, 2014
She was even moved from intensive care to her own private room.Joan Rivers: 'Death Is Like Plastic Surgery'
September 4, 2014
Intensive livestock farming basically means housing animals in artificial cities.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon
August 20, 2014
Those allegations remain to be examined and there are intensive discussions on options for doing that.Western Intelligence Suspects Assad Has a Secret Chemical Stockpile
Noah Shachtman, Christopher Dickey
May 1, 2014
Historical Examples of intensive
A discussion of the meaning, method and value of intensive methods in agriculture.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
Intensive grape-growing for local markets is not well developed.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
We undertook together an intensive evaluation of what had been experienced.Marriage Enrichment Retreats
The daughter of a teacher and writer, her education was intensive and varied.
New York is an island, and has all the intensive romance of an island.What I Saw in America
G. K. Chesterton
mid-15c., from French intensif (14c.), from Latin intens-, past participle stem of intendere (see intend). As a noun, 1813, from the adjective. Alternative intensitive is a malformation. Intensive care attested from 1958. Related: Intensively.