- increasing in intensity or degree.
- instituting treatment to the limit of safety.
Origin of intensive
Related formsin·ten·sive·ly, adverbin·ten·sive·ness, nounun·in·ten·sive, adjectiveun·in·ten·sive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for intensive
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