Definition of Intensify

1. Verb. Increase in extent or intensity. "The Allies escalated the bombing"

Exact synonyms: Escalate, Step Up
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Redouble
Antonyms: De-escalate
Derivative terms: Escalation, Intensification, Intensity, Step-up



2. Verb. Make more intense, stronger, or more marked. "This event only deepened my convictions"
Exact synonyms: Compound, Deepen, Heighten
Generic synonyms: Increase
Causes: Deepen
Specialized synonyms: Heat Up, Hot Up, Screw Up, Fan, Enhance, Heighten, Raise, Amplify, Sharpen, Heighten, Sharpen
Derivative terms: Intensification, Intensifier, Intensity

3. Verb. Become more intense. "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
Exact synonyms: Deepen
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Build, Redouble, Break Open, Burst Out, Erupt, Flare, Flare Up, Irrupt, Condense, Sharpen, Accelerate, Quicken, Speed, Speed Up
Derivative terms: Intensification, Intensity

4. Verb. Make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark.
Category relationships: Photography
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Intensification, Intensity

Definition of Intensify

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

2. v. i. To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.

Definition of Intensify

1. Verb. (transitive) To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intensify

1. [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

Medical Definition of Intensify

1. To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colours; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity. "How piercing is the sting of pride By want embittered and intensified." (Longfellow) Origin: Intense + -fly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Intensify

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Literary usage of Intensify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"No organic structure develops without having an activity, a necessity to intensify this activity for its cause. The canse of this increase in activity or ..."

2. Educating by Story-telling: Showing the Value of Story-telling as an by Katherine Dunlap Cather (1918)
"... STORY-TELLING TO intensify INTEREST IN NATURE STUDY NATURE study, as a formal subject in the elementary schools, is often uninteresting to the ..."

3. Contributions to Molecular Physics in the Domain of Radiant Heat: A Series by John Tyndall (1873)
"Efforts to intensify their Heat.— Danger of Bisulphide of Carbon, and trial of other substances. —Final Precautions. In the combination of bisulphide of ..."

4. The Art and the Business of Story Writing by Walter B. Pitkin (1922)
"The learner's duty is to discern those manipulations of form and material which focus, integrate, and thus intensify the single effect of dramatic narrative ..."

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