An intensive adverb.
An intensive verb or preposition.
“very” in “the very same man” is an intensive adverb.
This job is difficult because it is so labour-intensive.
An example of something that would be described as intensive is a month long, detailed study of a book, an intensive study.
An example of something that would be described as intensive is intensive care, a level of care given to critically ill hospital patients.
Origin of intensive
- From Middle French intensif, from Medieval Latin intensivus, from intendere.