intensive intensive  /ɪn ˈtɛn sɪv/


  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


  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.


  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


  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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