Definitions of intensive

  1. a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "` up' in ` finished up' is an intensifier"; "` honestly' in ` I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
  2. That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word.
  4. Something serving to give force or emphasis: specifically, in gram. an intensive particle, word, or phrase.
  5. Intensively.
  6. characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form; " the questioning was intensive"; " intensive care"; " research- intensive"; " a labor- intensive industry"
  7. of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor; " intensive agriculture"; " intensive conditions"
  8. Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.
  9. Characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense.
  10. Serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition.
  11. Designating, or pertaining to, any system of farming or horticulture, usually practiced on small pieces of land, in which the soil is thoroughly worked and fertilized so as to get as much return as possible; - opposed to extensive.
  12. Serving to heighten; giving force or emphasis to.
  13. Stretched: admitting of increase of degree: unremitted: serving to intensify: ( gram.) giving force or emphasis.
  14. Serving to intensify; through.
  15. Admitting of intension, or increase of degree; serving to give force or emphasis.
  16. Stretched; assiduous; serving to give force or emphasis.