intensifier

Definitions

  • Self-intensifying process used in liquefying air
    Self-intensifying process used in liquefying air
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intensifier 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intensifier One who or that which intensifies or strengthens; in photography, an agent used to intensify the lights or shadows of a picture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intensifier One who or that which intensifies. Specifically— In photography, one of the substances which, when applied to a negative, increase the opacity of the deposit already formed.
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Quotations

  • Norman Mailer
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    “The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.”
  • Wilferd A. Peterson
    Wilferd A. Peterson
    “Great men are little men expanded; great lives are ordinary lives intensified.”
  • Francoise Sagan
    Francoise Sagan
    “Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
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    “A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.”

Usage

In literature:

And the loss of time since then, coupled with his own disappearance, intensified the risk which such a course would entail.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
The flaming of the torch intensified their pallor.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Desire, as you will see by the terms of the law of sale, is merely interest intensified.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
But the need is enormously intensified by the unawakened power of these Chinese.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
But in the latter parts, that is, in David's time, and intensifying in the later pages, there is something darker yet.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
The one central sorrow remained and in some respects was intensified.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
It was nearly midnight, and every noise was intensified.
"Vanguards of the Plains" by Margaret McCarter
The addition of the Imperial allowances to their incomes had intensified their thirst.
"The Siege of Kimberley" by T. Phelan
It, and Stephen's death, merely intensified the bitterness he felt towards the War.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
Any trouble or fear becomes, as you will some day learn, my dear nephew, immensely intensified and exaggerated at night.
"The Lost Stradivarius" by John Meade Falkner
In proportion as our arm is strong and our step elastic will our account at last be intensified.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
Incredibly distant the faint sound of a railway whistle intensified the stillness.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
He intensified it by shutting off the least glimmer of natural day.
"The Craft of Fiction" by Percy Lubbock
And his left hand had reached and broken the fragile line of tubes that intensified the current of the pneumatic plate-shifters.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
The uproar of Paris was intensified by the victory.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
Charmian's words intensified it.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
This sound is intensified by anything that accelerates the rate of respiration, such as exercise.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
It was really, I think, subsidiary, but it was present, and it certainly helped to intensify the evil.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
As the close of the registration drew near, the excitement was intensified.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
At the North, one immediate and lasting effect of the tragedy was to intensify the conviction of the essential wrong of slavery.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
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In poetry:

What birds plunge through is not the intimate space,
in which you see all Forms intensified.
(In the Open, denied, you would lose yourself,
would disappear into that vastness.)
"What Birds Plunge Through Is Not The Intimate Space" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Take the ardour of my impearled
Essence that my shoulders seek
To intensify the curled
Candour of the eyes oblique,
Eyes that see the seraphic sleek
Lust bewitch the wanton world.
"Lyric of Love to Leah" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

Intensify the marketing effort of the company's wholesale business, which now serves about 80 accounts.
Search for missing teen intensifies.
Companies will feel ever more pain as the shortage of technically skilled workers intensifies.
Cleanup intensifies in Montana oil spill.
Rugged Computers Journey More than 1,800 Miles Along the Zambezi River to Spotlight Malaria and Intensify the Fight Against the Disease in Africa.
The PIAA intensified that rivalry with a twist in the offseason.
Russian investigators on Friday accused a prominent opposition leader of fraud and money-laundering, intensifying legal pressure on the anti-Kremlin protest movement as it prepares to hold its next big demonstration this weekend.
Pressure intensifies for GOP to raise taxes on rich.
Thomson's love affair with Jets intensifies.
Todd Akin stays in the race as 'legitimate rape' uproar intensifies.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Nearly a week from regional elections, Algerians are less interested in the public vote than an intensifying behind-the-scenes power struggle — one that is playing out through a flurry of corruption probes.
Republican calls for Akin to bow out intensify.
The Islamist radicals who seized a vast arc of territory in northern Mali in the spring are intensifying their brutality against the population, according to victims, human rights groups, and UN and Malian officials.
You could describe an intensifying battle in the world of popular audio with that simple phrase.
Two more local fires heighten worries as arson spree intensifies.
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In science:

Seen in retrospect, it is remarkable that theoretical work on the HH PEC was intensified with the appearance of the small cusp in Fig. 2 but that the large cusp in Fig. 3 was not considered when trying to construct a PEC for neutral 4-unit charge Coulomb systems like HH and HH.
Theoretical and observed potential energy curves for neutral 4-unit charge Coulomb systems containing antihydrogen
Typological Database of Intensifiers and Reflexives.
The emerging field of language dynamics
Accounting for any such biases in the galaxy fitting or colors would intensify the appar ent differences between the slopes measured for the AGNs and quiescent galaxies.
The Black Hole Mass-Bulge Luminosity Relationship for Active Galactic Nuclei from Reverberation Mapping and Hubble Space Telescope Imaging
This is pre-peer reviewed version of the article published in final form at: A. Verma, A. Sharma, “Self-organized Nano-lens Arrays by Intensified Dewetting of Electron Beam Modified Polymer Thin-films” Soft Matter 2011, 7, XXXX.
Self-organized Nano-lens Arrays by Intensified Dewetting of Electron Beam Modified Polymer Thin-films
If we intensify slightly assumption (A2), then we have a stronger result as in the following theorem.
Regularity of viscosity solutions defined by Hopf-type formula for Hamilton-Jacobi equations
It was clear that the modern mathematics must be revised in order to generalize and intensify the thermodynamics, the theory of probabilities, and the mathematical physics, i.e., the branches of science required to solve the problems arising in NPPs after accidents.
Thermo- and gas-dynamical processes in NPPs after accidents
This is a challenging avenue of research which is likely to intensify in the future.
Blois V: Summary Talk
The interest in this field intensified in the early 1980s, stimulated by the SU(5) predictions of observable proton decay rates.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The plasma sheet intensifies, thins, and moves earthward during the growth phase of substorms.
T.I.P.O. (Tesla Interferometric Planetary Observer)
We plan to intensify our follow-up efforts (contributions are welcome).
First results from the EROS-II microlensing experiment
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