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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTENSIVE

A discussion of the meaning, method and value of intensive methods in agriculture.

Intensive grape-growing for local markets is not well developed.

We undertook together an intensive evaluation of what had been experienced.

The daughter of a teacher and writer, her education was intensive and varied.

New York is an island, and has all the intensive romance of an island.

On the whole, however, little attention is given to intensive methods.

After three months of intensive training they were hardened, supple, and skillful.

The word “maze” represents the addition of an intensive suffix.

Conan was feeling his way by instinct and an intensive familiarity with the river.

Consequently, reality in a phenomenon has intensive quantity, that is, a degree.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from French intensif (14c.), from Latin intens-, past participle stem of intendere (see intend). As a noun, 1813, from the adjective. Alternative intensitive is a malformation. Intensive care attested from 1958. Related: Intensively.

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