• WordNet 3.6
    • n intensification action that makes something stronger or more extreme
    • n intensification the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intensification The act or process of intensifying, or of making more intense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intensification The act of intensifying or of making intense.
    • n intensification Specifically In photography, the process of thickening or rendering more opaque the chemical deposits in the film of a picture. Intensification is required to improve the printing quality of a negative, when the exposure has been ill-timed or the subject badly lighted. It is sometimes effected, in the case of too short exposure, by carrying the development to an extreme, but more commonly the negative is intensified by a new chemical process after development.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Intensification the act of intensifying
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Intend.


In literature:

The same thing was going on, with a certain intensification, at my next visit, excepting only that the initials were different.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
However, some individual cases are worthy of special mention as illustrative of intensification of hereditary tendencies.
"Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population" by George B. Louis Arner
It would, however, be a mistake to suppose that this process is an intensification of modesty.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
In all these instances the second half of the line merely repeats the first half with a slight intensification.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
The years following 1847 showed an intensification of the problem due to a particular cause.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Fahr, and it is by the intensification of this heat that one of the most refractory of metals, which requires a heat of 3,600 deg.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The dancing itself, when it came, was but a slight intensification of the slow and solemn posing I have described.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
The blue may carry a factor which brings about intensification of the brown pigment.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
An intensification of the vague footsteps I had thought I heard before.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Destruction is not its aim, but the intensification of the life, whether of the conquering or of the conquered State.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb

In news:

(WTVR) – Two storms we've been monitoring in the open Atlantic Ocean this week underwent rapid intensification Wednesday, both becoming hurricanes.
Isaac remains disorganized , but intensification will occur.
Tropical Storm Isaac still remains a very disorganized system out in the Caribbean, but slow intensification is expected.
Motor-type flow dividers also work well in flow- and/or pressure-intensification circuits.
"It has galvanized attention to this issue and the role that climate change may be playing with regard to the intensification of extreme weather.".
Self-administration of drugs of abuse often causes changes in the brain that potentiate the development or intensification of addiction.
Some manufacturers add full-color HD cams or the light-intensification technology that's more commonly seen in night-vision monoculars.
Ocean Salinities Reveal Strong Global Water Cycle Intensification During 1950 to 2000.
During the initial stage of sunspot emergence and cooling, the formation of H2 may trigger a temporary "runaway" magnetic field intensification.
Isaac remains disorganized, but intensification will occur .

In science:

Computer time for this study was provided by the computing facilities MCIA (M ´esocentre de Calcul Intensif Aquitain) of the Universit ´e de Bordeaux an d of the Universit ´e de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
All the computations presented in this paper were performed at the Service Commun de Calcul Intensif de l’Observatoire de Grenoble (SCCI).
On the HR 4796A circumstellar disk
Total percent of filling in may be about 100 %. The mentioned constructing rule of generations in such process is quite natural, because the process of self - assembling and enlargement of cylinders proceeds parallel with process of the intensification of waves and theirs energetic power.
Skeletal Structures of the Ocean, Hypotheses and Interpretation of the Phenomenon