- 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 .
Example sentences from the Web for intensive
American authorities have long known al-Bahri; they interrogated him intensively after the 9/11 attacks.
This phase of study can scarcely be too intensively followed.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
Vineyards, on the other hand, can only be worked "intensively."Round About the Carpathians|Andrew F. Crosse
In the autumn of 1948, 17 were caught on the ten-acre tract of woodland that was live-trapped most intensively.Ecological Observations on the Woodrat, Neotoma floridana|Henry S. Fitch
In cattle, the disease is equally widespread, particularly in those countries where live stock has been intensively developed.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
With Victor Hugo, generally more or less and intensively here, it was unfortunately different.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury