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  • v. Present participle of intensify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. increasing in strength or intensity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. increasing in strength or intensity

Etymologies

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Examples

  • An outlier poll from CNN goes even father, asserting that Americans actually love the idea of intensifying the war.

    David Sirota: The Demoralized Democratic Base

  • White is seduced by the idea of intensifying the power along the d-file.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • "intensifying" - building more densely within currently built-up areas.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • German authorities said Tuesday that they were "intensifying" talks with the SEC about the Goldman case as they weigh a formal inquiry.

    British regulator launches Goldman Sachs investigation

  • We may have imperfect communion, but we unmistakably want to find a way of holding on to what we have and 'intensifying' it – to use the language I used last summer about the proposed Anglican Covenant.

    Archbishop's Presidential Address

  • But it'll intensify because the low is kind of intensifying and bringing in more moisture off the ocean.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2009

  • This new funding will provide additional health and water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, as well as allow USAID to support coordination efforts such as intensifying community health and hygiene promotion and education activities.

    US Aid Press Release

  • Dennis Mseleku and senior managers in the department to look at ways of "intensifying" the implementation of health programmes.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That we can easily get by the simple process called "intensifying" or

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • On this innocent phrase the eye of M. Clemenceau fell the other day, and he now flings off a characteristic three-and-a-half-column front-page salvo so adroitly combining the premier's remark with the actual, pitiful facts that the reader almost feels that "intensifying" the suffering of parents and friends of men fighting for their country is something in which the present government takes delight.

    Antwerp to Gallipoli A Year of the War on Many Fronts—and Behind Them

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  • My adjectival use: 'They are not ready for the intensifying demands of the work.'

    August 22, 2011