- increasing in intensity or degree.
- instituting treatment to the limit of safety.
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Origin of intensive
OTHER WORDS FROM intensivein·ten·sive·ly, adverbin·ten·sive·ness, nounun·in·ten·sive, adjectiveun·in·ten·sive·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH intensiveintense, intensive
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Example sentences from the Web for intensive
Eventually, the idea is to make the surgery about as intensive as a Lasik eye procedure.Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain|Rebecca Heilweil|August 28, 2020|Vox
When it’s a shoe-intensive outing, I use more of the clamshell space and fewer cubes.The Matador SEG42 Offers Unrivaled Gear Organization|Graham Averill|August 25, 2020|Outside Online
That includes testing capability, the case rate per 100,000 residents, the percentage of positive tests, hospitalizations, and the amount of intensive care units and ventilators available.Morning Report: Coronado’s Backlash to the Racism Backlash|Voice of San Diego|August 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Joan LaRovere, MBA ’16, is a pediatric cardiac intensive care physician and a cofounder of the Virtue Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on health care and education.
According to Randolph Kirchain, PhD ’99, principal research scientist in the Materials Research Laboratory, driving on a softer road is energy-intensive in the same way as walking on sand.
In fact, he taught the most intensive artillery course in the South and very likely the equal of courses at West Point.
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|DAILY BEAST
She was even moved from intensive care to her own private room.
Intensive livestock farming basically means housing animals in artificial cities.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon|Carrie Arnold|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
It had been a tough year, filled with intensive study in the quest for an officer's commission in the Solar Guard.The Revolt on Venus|Carey Rockwell
We are engaged in intensive malaria eradication projects in many parts of the world.
Of course, before long, intensive culture would be within the reach of all.The Conquest of Bread|Peter Kropotkin
All of these schools give short, intensive courses ranging from three to eighteen months in length.Our Schools in War Time—and After|Arthur Davis Dean
Once more there is intensive progress only, so far at least as most of the Jersey evidence goes.Progress and History|Various