intensification intensification  /ɪn ˌtɛn sə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) action that makes something stronger or more extreme
  2. (n) the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)


  1. What I argue in my book is that the intensification of competition in private status goods is in part creating pressures on income which undermines support for public goods.
  2. The phenomenon of color intensification under LSD is well known, and Painter Heinz Trkes experienced it intensely.
  3. These latest salvos represent an intensification of the ongoing war of words between the two countries over their closely linked histories.


  1. Moderate Iranian cleric Rafsanjani warns against "extremists"

    "Unfortunately, mismanagement in recent years and deviation from the path of the Revolution has paved the way for the intensification of pressure by the country's enemies," Hashemi Rafsanjani added, "and now we see the most severe sanctions and threats imposed on Iran."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Payvand Iran News

  2. Wall Street May Suffer From Intensification Of Risk Aversion

    Wall Street May Suffer From Intensification Of Risk Aversion
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "The intensification of financial stress in recent weeks, which will make lenders still more cautious about extending credit to households and business, could prove a significant drag on growth," Bernanke said. "The downside risks to the...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Washington Post

  2. In a statement read to reporters by UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "the intensification and expansion of the conflict is creating a humanitarian crisis of catastrophic dimensions and threatens dire consequences on a...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. "The intensification and broadening of the financial market turmoil is likely to dampen global and euro-area demand for a rather protracted period of time," Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, said.
    on Nov 6, 2008 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: New York Times

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