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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ten·si·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intensified p. pr. & vb. n. Intensifying ]  To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity.
 How piercing is the sting of pride
 By want embittered and intensified.   --Longfellow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See intensify

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : made more intense; "the intensified scrutiny of the
            candidate's background"

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the
           bombing" [syn: escalate, step up] [ant: de-escalate]
      2: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts
         were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike
         for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness";
         "This event only deepened my convictions" [syn: compound,
          heighten, deepen]
      3: become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike
         for raw fish only deepened in Japan" [syn: deepen]
      4: make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or
         more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between
         light and dark
      [also: intensified]