The intense sun of the tropics.
An intense light.
If you really, really really hate ice cream, this is an example of when you have an intense hatred of ice cream.
A person who is always serious and talking about problems and emotional issues is an example of someone who is intense.
An intense person.
Intense study; intense thought.
Origin of intense
- Middle English from Old French from Latin intēnsus stretched, intent from past participle of intendere to stretch, intend intend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French intense, from Latin intensus (“stretched tight”), past participle of intendere (“to stretch out”), from in (“in, upon, to”) + tendere (“to stretch”).