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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intense  \In*tense"\,  a.  [L.  intensus  stretched,  tight,  p.  p.  of 
  intendere  to  stretch:  cf  F.  intense.  See  {Intend},  and  cf 
  {Intent},  and  cf  {Intent},  a.] 
  1.  Strained;  tightly  drawn;  kept  on  the  stretch;  strict;  very 
  close  or  earnest;  as  intense  study  or  application; 
  intense  thought. 
 
  2.  Extreme  in  degree;  excessive;  immoderate;  as: 
  a  Ardent;  fervent;  as  intense  heat. 
  b  Keen;  biting;  as  intense  cold. 
  c  Vehement;  earnest;  exceedingly  strong;  as  intense 
  passion  or  hate. 
  d  Very  severe;  violent;  as  intense  pain  or  anguish. 
  e  Deep;  strong;  brilliant;  as  intense  color  or  light. 
 
  In  this  intense  seclusion  of  the  forest. 
  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intense 
  adj  1:  in  an  extreme  degree;  "intense  heat";  "intense  anxiety,"; 
  "intense  desire";  "intense  emotion";  "the  skunk's 
  intense  acrid  odor";  "intense  pain";  "enemy  fire  was 
  intense"  [ant:  {mild}] 
  2:  extremely  sharp  or  intense;  "acute  pain";  "felt  acute 
  annoyance";  "intense  itching  and  burning"  [syn:  {acute}] 
  3:  (of  color)  having  the  highest  saturation;  "vivid  green"; 
  "intense  blue"  [syn:  {vivid}] 




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