how to pronounce intensive


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intensive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of intensive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and computer intensive mathematical …”

meanings of intensive


  1. Characterized by persistence; intent; assiduous.
  2. Related to the need to manage life-threatening conditions by means of sophisticated life support and monitoring.
  3. Highly concentrated.
  4. Demanding; requiring a great amount of work etc.
  5. Serving to give force or emphasis.
  6. Stretched; allowing intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.
  7. Thorough; to a great degree; with intensity.


  1. Form of a word with a stronger or more forceful sense than the root on which the intensive is built.

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