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intensify

 
Verb intensify has 4 senses
  1. escalate, intensify, step up - increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
    --1 is one way to increase
    Derived forms: noun intensity2, noun intensification1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. intensify, compound, heighten, deepen - 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"
    --2 is one way to increase
    Derived forms: noun intensity2, noun intensification1, noun intensifier1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. intensify, deepen - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
    --3 is one way to increase
    Derived forms: noun intensity2, noun intensification1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  4. intensify - make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
    --4 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun intensity4, noun intensification2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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