intensified intensified  /ɪn ˈtɛn sə ˌfaɪd/


  1. (adj) made more intense
  2. (v) increase in extent or intensity
  3. (v) make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  4. (v) become more intense
  5. (v) make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark

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  1. In recent months criticism has intensified.
  2. Internal and external elements have intensified this dissatisfaction for their own gains.
  3. The rise of megachurches, dual-career couples and women's independence have complicated the role and in some cases intensified the frustrations.


  1. Brent Crude at $106 on Syrian Conflict

    Brent crude rose above $106 per barrel as a superpower standoff over the Syrian civil war intensified.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. Estranged Husband Sought in Fatal West Hills Stabbing

    WEST HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) — Los Angeles police intensified their search on Sunday for a man believed to have stabbed his estranged wife to death in West Hills, authorities said. The woman, identified as Michelle Kane, 43, was separated from …
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KTLA-TV Los Angeles

  3. As U.S. Plugs Border in Arizona, Crossings Shift to South Texas

    A shift in the front line of the battle against illegal crossings has intensified debate over an immigration overhaul; some say a Texas influx shows the need to prioritize border security.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: International Herald Tribune

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  1. Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told Congress this week that "upside risks to the inflation outlook have intensified" even as growth risks rise.
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Bloomberg

  2. But "the financial crisis and the global economic downturn have intensified the turnaround," Halvorsen said.
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Kristin Halvorsen Source: MSN Money

  3. Thre estimate suggests that Bush "has the right strategy: intensified international pressure along with a willingness to negotiate a solution that serves Iranian interests, while ensuring that the world will never have to face a nuclear armed...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Stephen Hadley Source: Forbes

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