- increasing in intensity or degree.
- instituting treatment to the limit of safety.
Origin of intensive
OTHER WORDS FROM intensivein·ten·sive·ly, adverbin·ten·sive·ness, nounun·in·ten·sive, adjectiveun·in·ten·sive·ly, adverb
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How to use intensive in a sentence
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 frequently works with people with multiple intensive needs, like the students at Stephen Knolls School.
A Carter victory would start intensive “Will Georgia Turn Blue?”
Should the NFL have required intensive ‘intervention’ counseling for Ray Rice rather than cutting off the family completely?
This book is a plea for intensive agriculture, and in view of the great cry, "Back to the land!"Comrade Kropotkin|Victor Robinson
The situation still calls for intensive experiments to develop the best methods from the standpoint of both cost and results.
No science can make progress without intensive experiments and investigations, least of all a new science like forestry.
The maps and field data secured furnish the basis for range improvement and more intensive range management.
John, his son, had turned his back on intensive culture and had gone back to the old family failing of hops.The Imaginary Marriage|Henry St. John Cooper