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intense

[in-tens]
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adjective
  1. existing or occurring in a high or extreme degree: intense heat.
  2. acute, strong, or vehement, as sensations, feelings, or emotions: intense anger.
  3. of an extreme kind; very great, as in strength, keenness, severity, or the like: an intense gale.
  4. having a characteristic quality in a high degree: The intense sunlight was blinding.
  5. strenuous or earnest, as activity, exertion, diligence, or thought: an intense life.
  6. exhibiting a high degree of some quality or action.
  7. having or showing great strength, strong feeling, or tension, as a person, the face, or language.
  8. susceptible to strong emotion; emotional: an intense person.
  9. (of color) very deep: intense red.
  10. Photography. dense(def 4).
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Origin of intense

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin intēnsus, variant of intentus intent2, past participle of intendere to intend. See in-2, tense1
Related formsin·tense·ly, adverbin·tense·ness, nounhy·per·in·tense, adjectivehy·per·in·tense·ly, adverbhy·per·in·tense·ness, nouno·ver·in·tense, adjectiveo·ver·in·tense·ly, adverbo·ver·in·tense·ness, nounsu·per·in·tense, adjectivesu·per·in·tense·ly, adverbsu·per·in·tense·ness, noun
Can be confusedintense intensive intents

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2. fervent, passionate, ardent, strong.
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British Dictionary definitions for super-intense

intense

adjective
  1. of extreme force, strength, degree, or amountintense heat
  2. characterized by deep or forceful feelingsan intense person
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Derived Formsintensely, adverbintenseness, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin intensus stretched, from intendere to stretch out; see intend

usage

Intense is sometimes wrongly used where intensive is meant: the land is under intensive (not intense) cultivation. Intensely is sometimes wrongly used where intently is meant: he listened intently (not intensely)
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Word Origin and History for super-intense

intense

adj.

c.1400, from Middle French intense (13c.), from Latin intensus "stretched, strained, tight," originally past participle of intendere "to stretch out, strain" (see intend); thus, literally, "high-strung." Related: Intensely.

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