- 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
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH intensiveintense, intensive
How to use intensive in a sentence
If you’re in an innovative sector that is labor-intensive and your employees are unhappy, they’re going to go to a competitor, and you’re going to lose your advantage.
On her Thursday night broadcast, Maddow noted the rising number of hospitalizations, which have strained hospital staff and caused a shortage of beds inside the intensive care units treating seriously ill covid-19 patients.As her partner struggles with covid-19, a quarantined Rachel Maddow pleads: ‘Don’t get this thing’|Katie Shepherd|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It was April, and coronavirus cases flooded the New York City hospital where she is an intensive care nurse.
However, she requested that my husband help her with some labor-intensive jobs.Miss Manners: Family visit becomes one big project|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
However, labor-intensive value chains such as apparel are vulnerable to pandemics, heat stress, and flood risk.
That Israel is covered intensively by the American press is a bonus, he says.
American authorities have long known al-Bahri; they interrogated him intensively after the 9/11 attacks.
This gave them a correspondingly greater significance, both intensively and extensively.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
Before all it occurs when anything is dealt with intensively, increasing with the increase of the difficulty of the subject.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Population was compelled to develop the country somewhat intensively, by reason of the difficulty of westward expansion.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
The rest was more carefully tended, but it was a vegetable garden with rectangles of kitchen stuffs intensively cultivated.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
A given bit of land is said to be cultivated more and more intensively when more and more labor and capital are used on it.Essentials of Economic Theory|John Bates Clark