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intensified See intensifyintensified adj : made more intense; "the intensified scrutiny of the candidate's background"intensify


1 increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing" [syn: escalate, step up] [ant: de-escalate]
2 make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions" [syn: compound, heighten, deepen]
3 become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan" [syn: deepen]
4 make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark [also: intensified]

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  1. past of intensify

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