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,
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English Related forms
< Medieval Latin intēnsīvus.