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Definition of intense adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1very great; very strong synonym extreme intense heat/cold/pain The President is under intense pressure to resign. the intense blue of her eyes intense interest/pleasure/desire/anger
  2. 2serious and often involving a lot of action in a short period of time intense competition It was a period of intense activity.
  3. 3(of a person) having or showing very strong feelings, opinions, or thoughts about someone or something an intense look He's very intense about everything. compare intensive
adverb She disliked him intensely.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: intense