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Definition of Intensive


  1. Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.
  2. Characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense.
  3. Serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition.
  4. That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word.
  5. Designating, or pertaining to, any system of farming or horticulture, usually practiced on small pieces of land, in which the soil is thoroughly worked and fertilized so as to get as much return as possible; -- opposed to extensive.

Intensive Quotations

Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It's about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth - intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It's actually a beautiful feeling.
Peter Zumthor

A hunk of beef raised on Scottish moorland has a very different ecological footprint from one created in an intensive feedlot using concentrated cereal feed, and a wild venison or rabbit casserole is arguably greener than a vegetable curry.
Tristram Stuart

I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.
Albert Ellis

Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials. Replacement treatments are more costly, more toxic, need much longer durations of treatment, and may require treatment in intensive care units.
Margaret Chan

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.
Pierre de Coubertin
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Intensive Translations

intensive in Afrikaans is intens
intensive in Dutch is sterk, fel, intens, intensief
intensive in Finnish is voimakas
intensive in French is intense
intensive in German is intensiv
intensive in Italian is intensivo
intensive in Spanish is intenso, violento
intensive in Swedish is intensiva
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