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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intensify  \In*ten"si*fy\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  intense,  or  more  intense;  to  act  with  increasing 
  power  or  energy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intensify  \In*ten"si*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Intensified};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Intensifying}.]  [Intense  +  -fly.] 
  To  render  more  intense;  as  to  intensify  heat  or  cold;  to 
  intensify  colors;  to  intensify  a  photographic  negative;  to 
  intensify  animosity.  --Bacon. 
 
  How  piercing  is  the  sting  of  pride  By  want  embittered 
  and  intensified.  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intensify 
  v  1:  increase  in  extent  or  intensity;  "The  Allies  escalated  the 
  bombing"  [syn:  {escalate},  {step  up}]  [ant:  {de-escalate}] 
  2:  make  more  intense,  stronger,  or  more  marked;  "The  efforts 
  were  intensified",  "Her  rudeness  intensified  his  dislike 
  for  her",  "Potsmokers  claim  it  heightens  their  awareness" 
  [syn:  {compound},  {heighten},  {deepen}] 
  3:  become  more  intense;  "The  debate  intensified"  [syn:  {deepen}] 




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