intensive

[ in-ten-siv ]
/ ɪnˈtɛn sɪv /

adjective

noun

something that intensifies.
Grammar. an intensive element or formation, as -self in himself, or Latin -tō in iac-tō, “I hurl” from iacō, “I throw.”

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Origin of intensive

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word intēnsīvus. See intense, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM intensive

in·ten·sive·ly, adverbin·ten·sive·ness, nounun·in·ten·sive, adjectiveun·in·ten·sive·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH intensive

intense intensive intents
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British Dictionary definitions for intensive

intensive
/ (ɪnˈtɛnsɪv) /

adjective

noun

an intensifier or intensive pronoun or grammatical construction

Derived forms of intensive

intensively, adverbintensiveness, noun
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