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 for intensive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intensive \In*ten"sive\, a. [Cf. F. intensif. See Intense.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Stretched; admitting of intension, or increase of degree;
        that can be intensified. --Sir M. Hale.
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     2. Characterized by persistence; intent; unremitted;
        assiduous; intense. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Gram.) Serving to give force or emphasis; as, an
        intensive verb or preposition.
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     4. (Agric.) Designating, or pertaining to, any system of
        farming or horticulture, usually practiced on small pieces
        of land, in which the soil is thoroughly worked and
        fertilized so as to get as much return as possible; --
        opposed to extensive.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intensive \In*ten"sive\, n.
     That which intensifies or emphasizes; an intensive verb or
     word.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  intensive
      adj 1: characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used
             as a combining form; "the questioning was intensive";
             "intensive care"; "research-intensive"; "a labor-
             intensive industry"
      2: tending to give force or emphasis; "an intensive adverb"
      3: of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed
         area by expending more capital and labor; "intensive
         agriculture"; "intensive conditions" [ant: extensive]
      n 1: 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" [syn: intensifier, intensive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "intensive":
     absolute, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading,
     born, broad-based, clean, clear, comprehensive, concentrated,
     congenital, consummate, deep, deep-dyed, downright,
     dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, exhaustive, hard, intense,
     intensified, omnibus, omnipresent, out-and-out, outright, perfect,
     pervasive, plain, plumb, profound, pure, radical, regular, sheer,
     straight, sweeping, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through,
     total, ubiquitous, unconditional, universal, unmitigated,
     unqualified, unreserved, unrestricted, utter, veritable,
     wholesale
  
  

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