intensifier

[in-ten-suh-fahy-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that intensifies.
2.
Grammar. a word, especially an adverb, or other linguistic element that indicates, and usually increases, the degree of emphasis or force to be given to the element it modifies, as very or somewhat; intensive adverb.
3.
a ram-operated device for increasing hydraulic pressure.

Origin:
1825–35; intensify + -er1

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intensifier (ɪnˈtɛnsɪˌfaɪə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that intensifies
2.  a word, esp an adjective or adverb, that has little semantic content of its own but that serves to intensify the meaning of the word or phrase that it modifies: awfully and up are intensifiers in the phrases awfully sorry and cluttered up
3.  Compare reducer a substance, esp one containing silver or uranium, used to increase the density of a photographic film or plate

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Example sentences
The state-of-the-art intensifier tube provides the brightest image possible with two-power magnification.
For each bunch a video picture is taken by gating the image intensifier only for that bunch.
The image intensifier calibration system has been fixed and is working correctly.
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