- increasing in intensity or degree.
- instituting treatment to the limit of safety.
Origin of intensive
Examples from the Web for intensively
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
British Dictionary definitions for intensively
Word Origin and History for intensively
mid-15c., from French intensif (14c.), from Latin intens-, past participle stem of intendere (see intend). As a noun, 1813, from the adjective. Alternative intensitive is a malformation. Intensive care attested from 1958. Related: Intensively.