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Definition of intensify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intensify
    he / she / it intensifies
    past simple intensified
    -ing form intensifying
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  1. 1to increase in degree or strength; to make something increase in degree or strength synonym heighten
  2. 2 Violence intensified during the night. intensify something The opposition leader has intensified his attacks on the government.
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noun [uncountable, singular]
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