- increasing in intensity or degree.
- instituting treatment to the limit of safety.
Origin of intensive
Examples from the Web for intensively
Contemporary Examples of intensively
American authorities have long known al-Bahri; they interrogated him intensively after the 9/11 attacks.Bin Laden's Death Wish
April 16, 2010
Historical Examples of intensively
Each of these movements is treated as intensively as time permits.College Teaching
This phase of study can scarcely be too intensively followed.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Where others merely "boost," Cleveland "boosts" intensively.Abroad at Home
Vineyards, on the other hand, can only be worked "intensively."Round About the Carpathians
Andrew F. Crosse
But the earlier part is gracious—a word specifically and intensively applicable to it.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1
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.