un intensive

intensive

[in-ten-siv]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by intensity: intensive questioning.
2.
tending to intensify; intensifying.
3.
Medicine/Medical.
a.
increasing in intensity or degree.
b.
instituting treatment to the limit of safety.
4.
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 ).
5.
requiring or having a high concentration of a specified quality or element (used in combination): Coal mining is a labor-intensive industry.
6.
Grammar. indicating increased emphasis or force. Certainly is an intensive adverb. Myself in I did it myself is an intensive pronoun.
noun
7.
something that intensifies.
8.
Grammar. an intensive element or formation, as -self in himself, or Latin -tō in iac-tō, “I hurl” from iacō, “I throw.”

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin intēnsīvus. See intense, -ive

intensively, adverb
intensiveness, noun
unintensive, adjective
unintensively, adverb

intense, intensive, intents.
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intensive (ɪnˈtɛnsɪv)
 
adj
1.  involving the maximum use of land, time, or some other resource: intensive agriculture; an intensive course
2.  (usually in combination) using one factor of production proportionately more than others, as specified: capital-intensive; labour-intensive
3.  agriculture Compare extensive involving or farmed using large amounts of capital or labour to increase production from a particular area
4.  denoting or relating to a grammatical intensifier
5.  denoting or belonging to a class of pronouns used to emphasize a noun or personal pronoun, such as himself in the sentence John himself did it. In English, intensive pronouns are identical in form with reflexive pronouns
6.  of or relating to intension
7.  physics Compare extensive of or relating to a local property, measurement, etc, that is independent of the extent of the system
 
n
8.  an intensifier or intensive pronoun or grammatical construction
 
in'tensively
 
adv
 
in'tensiveness
 
n

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