of, pertaining to, or characterized by intensity: intensive questioning.
tending to intensify; intensifying.
3. Medicine/Medical. b.
instituting treatment to the limit of safety.
noting or pertaining to a system of agriculture involving the cultivation of limited areas, and relying on the maximum use of labor and expenditures to raise the crop yield per unit area ( opposed to extensive
requiring or having a high concentration of a specified quality or element (used in combination): Coal mining is a labor-intensive industry.
indicating increased emphasis or force
is an intensive adverb. Myself
in I did it myself
is an intensive pronoun.
something that intensifies.
an intensive element or formation, as -self
or Latin -tō
“I hurl” from iacō,
is always a great word to know.
So is lozenge. Does it mean:
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English Related forms
< Medieval Latin intēnsīvus.