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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intensive  \In*ten"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  intensif.  See  {Intense}.] 
  1.  Stretched;  admitting  of  intension,  or  increase  of  degree; 
  that  can  be  intensified.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  persistence;  intent;  unremitted 
  assiduous;  intense.  [Obs.]  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  3.  (Gram.)  Serving  to  give  force  or  emphasis;  as  an 
  intensive  verb  or  preposition. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intensive  \In*ten"sive\,  n. 
  That  which  intensifies  or  emphasizes;  an  intensive  verb  or 
  word 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intensive  \In*ten"sive\,  a.  (Agric.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intensive 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  a  high  degree  or  intensity;  often  used  as  a 
  combining  form  "the  questioning  was  intensive"; 
  "intensive  care";  "research-intensive";  "a 
  labor-intensive  industry" 
  2:  tending  to  give  force  or  emphasis;  "an  intensive  adverb" 
  3:  of  agriculture;  intended  to  increase  productivity  of  a  fixed 
  area  by  expending  more  capital  and  labor;  "intensive 
  agriculture";  "intensive  conditions"  [ant:  {extensive}] 
  n  :  a  modifier  that  has  little  meaning  except  to  intensify  the 
  meaning  it  modifies;  "`up'  in  `finished  up'  is  an 
  intensifier";  "`honestly'  in  `I  honestly  don't  know'  is 
  an  intensifier"  [syn:  {intensifier}] 




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