intensify

Definitions

  • Self-intensifying process used in liquefying air
    Self-intensifying process used in liquefying air
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v intensify become more intense "The debate intensified","His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
    • v intensify make more intense, stronger, or more marked "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her","Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness","This event only deepened my convictions"
    • v intensify increase in extent or intensity "The Allies escalated the bombing"
    • v intensify make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Intensify To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.
    • v. t Intensify To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity. "How piercing is the sting of pride
      By want embittered and intensified ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intensify To render intense or more intense; heighten the action or some quality of.
    • intensify Specifically, in photography, to render more opaque, as the chemically affected parts of a negative. See intensification, 2.
    • intensify To become intense or more intense; act with greater effort or energy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Intensify to make more intense
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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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Intense, + -fly,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Intend.

Usage

In literature:

This intensified depression took special hold of him towards the end of the fifties.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Brandon's mood, when he was back in his own drawing-room, did not leave him; it was rather intensified by the cosiness and security of his home.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
He felt better; the fever, intensified by the physical and moral strain of that night of strife, was now rapidly decreasing.
"The Saint" by Antonio Fogazzaro
To be ignored by compatriots intensified his depression.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
Like the color of most flowers, theirs intensifies in salt air.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
It attacked him in the back, and intensified the pain there.
"With Edged Tools" by Henry Seton Merriman
She defied him with her blue eyes, their brightness intensified by the triumph in their glance.
"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The outburst and gesture only intensified my anxiety.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
And when his own farm came into view, the feeling but became intensified.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
He looked at Hilda in a different way, with a much intensified curiosity.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
There is every reason to believe that it will continue to intensify these characteristics.
"What is Coming?" by H. G. Wells
It was a fierce drive; for its effect was intensified by the fact that Tom's glove met the head of the other as it was coming toward him.
"Brave Tom" by Edward S. Ellis
The hot vigorous local life which Provincial institutions intensified was in itself an admirable thing.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
The gay rich spots are but part of it, intensify the great somber mass.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
The faint aura about him was suddenly intensified a million times till he floated in a ball of blue-white fire.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
The impression of fear intensified.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
The pig was carefully lifted to the altar, and the chant grew more intensified.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
The color seems to be intensified after the spores have lain on the paper for a day or two.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Mrs. Vane fixed her eyes on him, and intensified the smile.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
The capitulation at Cintra, the affair at Bayonne, and the uprising of the Spaniards had combined to intensify rebellion in Portugal.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
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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:

The industry is facing calls to strengthen guidelines on ethics and standards as scrutiny from regulators over PR and lobbying intensifies.
CIPR moves to stiffen ethics guidelines as lobbying scrutiny intensifies.
It's a passion that's intensified over the last few years.
Next month thousands of Israelis will be uprooted from their homes in 25 settlements, against the backdrop of widespread political opposition and intensifying Palestinian terrorism.
Snow showers may intensify tonight and tomorrow as an upper trough moves through the state.
Supreme Court to turn back the clock intensifies.
The McDonald's Corporation made a top executive change on Thursday, hoping it can jump-start sales and fight off intensifying competition.
The yield on benchmark US 10-year Treasury notes fell to its lowest level in at least 60 years on Wednesday as contagion worries about the Spanish banking system intensified bids for US government debt and other low-risk investments.
As concern grows over the loss of languages, efforts to record and revitalize endangered tongues are intensifying.
Uneducated users, mobility boom intensify threats.
Qaddafi air strikes intensify, unnerving Libya rebels.
University of Illinois Extension expert warns that whiteflies already found, could intensify if hot and dry conditions persist.
Rumors of a Thursday callup for the catching prospect intensified this week.
Effective interpersonal communication has never been more important, given the fast pace and intensified competitiveness of the modern work world.
With New Mexico's drought situation intensifying, the water authority is stepping up efforts to make sure everyone is aware -- including children.
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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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