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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

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

My son was diagnosed with autism. He's OK, he makes eye contact, but he doesn't talk. He needs eight hours a day of very intensive school, and you wouldn't even believe me if I told you how much it costs.
Steve Earle

The monarchy is a labor intensive industry.
Harold Wilson

I love being a mum, but it's much more intensive work than being an actress - going to work feels like you've got a day off. Not that I want a day off from being a mum; it's just perhaps I had this impression before that mums don't work. But they work more than anyone.
Natalie Portman

When you see a fashion show, you see those seven minutes of what was six months of tedious work of, you know, going up an inch and down an inch, changing it from one shade of red to another shade of red. So it's the same as any creative process. The result is what we see, but the process is really labor intensive and work.
Marc Jacobs
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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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