What does intensify mean?

intensify meaning in General Dictionary

to be intense or even more intense to do something with increasing energy or energy

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  • To render more intense as to intensify heat or cold to intensify colors to intensify a photographic negative to intensify animosity
  • result in the chemically impacted element of (a negative) denser or maybe more opaque in order produce a stronger comparison between light and dark
  • boost in extent or intensity
  • make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • are more intense
  • To render more intense; as, to intensify temperature or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic unfavorable; to intensify animosity.
  • to be intense, or more intense; to act with increasing energy or power.

intensify meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1817, from intense + -ify, first attested in Coleridge, rather than plan, that he said no further was felt as linked to intense. Center English used intensen (v.) "to boost (something), strengthen, intensify," early 15c. Relevant: Intensified; intensifying.


intensify meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity.

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  • (v. i.) In order to become intense, or higher intense; to act with increasing energy or power.

Sentence Examples with the word intensify

I'm not saying exposure to a unique power load might not somehow intensify his imagination and perhaps cause heightened awareness; I'm simply stating there isn't some time machine or magical forest upstairs.

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