intensive intensive  /ɪn ˈtɛn sɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
  2. (adj) characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form
  3. (adj) tending to give force or emphasis
  4. (adj) of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor

Usage(s):

  1. They are expensive, time consuming and labor intensive to make.
  2. They are expensive, time consuming and labor intensive to make.
  3. Along the way, he recorded and posted a short video of himself doing an elbow-intensive jig in Hanoi.

News

  1. Multidisciplinary initiative reduces airway infection in pediatric intensive care patients

    ( Nationwide Children's Hospital ) An initiative that combines a multidisciplinary health care approach with a range of preventive measures could cut the rate of a common airway infection among children in intensive care by more than half, a new study suggests. The research, led by a team at Nationwide Children's Hospital, appears in the June issue of the journal Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Intensive entrepreneurship program coming to Jackson this fall

    An intensive entrepreneurship program is coming to Jackson this fall to help jump-start aspiring entrepreneurs and to encourage Wyoming’s economic growth and diversification.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Casper Star-Tribune

  3. Suppliers running 'intensive delivery' of parts for low-cost iPhone

    Apple suppliers are now engaged in "intensive delivery" of a "large number" of parts for a low-cost iPhone, says the Commercial Times. TSMC is reportedly delivering 28nm processors, while Largan Precision is supplying an 8-megapixel camera. Foxconn is providing a battery module and most of the inner frame, while Taiflex Scientific is handling a flexible circuit. Other suppliers are said to ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MacNN

Quotes

  1. "We've been engaged for the past few months in an intensive, companywide review of priorities and staffing levels," said Kenneth Chenault, chairman and chief executive, in a statement. "The reengineering program we announced today will help...
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Kenneth Chenault Source: USA Today

  2. "The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea," Lucas said. "And that series is very research-intensive. So we're doing research now to see if we can't come up with another object for him to chase ...... hopefully we'll come...
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: George Lucas Source: Newsweek

  3. "We have gained expertise in designing and building large-scale, energy-intensive facilities by building efficient data centers," said Larry Page, Google co-founder and president of products. "We want to apply the same creativity and...
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Larry Page Source: MarketWatch

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