in·ten·sive /ɪnˈtɛn(t)sɪv/ 形容詞
In·ten·sive, n. That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or word.
1. Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.
2. Characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted; assiduous; intense. [Obs.]
3. Gram. Serving to give force or emphasis; as, an intensive verb or preposition.
4. Agric. Designating, or pertaining to, any system of farming or horticulture, usually practiced on small pieces of land, in which the soil is thoroughly worked and fertilized so as to get as much return as possible; -- opposed to extensive.
adj 1: characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a
combining form; "the questioning was intensive";
"intensive care"; "research-intensive"; "a
2: tending to give force or emphasis; "an intensive adverb"
3: of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed
area by expending more capital and labor; "intensive
agriculture"; "intensive conditions" [ant: extensive]
n : a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the
meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an
intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is
an intensifier" [syn: intensifier]