intensive in∙ten∙sive adj. 1. involving a lot of work or activity done in a short time • 短时间内集中紧张进行的;密集的:
»an intensive language course
»two weeks of intensive training
»intensive diplomatic negotiations
2. extremely thorough; done with a lot of care • 彻底的;十分细致的:
»His disappearance has been the subject of intensive investigation.
3. (of methods of farming 农业方法) aimed at producing as much food as possible using as little land or as little money as possible • 集约的:
»Traditionally reared animals grow more slowly than those reared under intensive farming conditions.
»intensive agriculture
--› see also capital-intensive , labour-intensive in∙ten∙sive∙ly adv.:
»This case has been intensively studied.
»intensively farmed land
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adj. 強烈的, 精深的, 透徹的, [語法]加強語氣的
n. 加強器

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  • -intensive — [in ten′siv] combining form intensively using, requiring large amounts of, or concentrating within itself large amounts of (a specified thing) [energy intensive] * * * …   Universalium

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  • intensive — (adj.) mid 15c., from Fr. intensif (14c.), from L. intens , pp. stem of intendere (see INTEND (Cf. intend)). As a noun, 1813, from the adjective. Alternative intensitive is a malformation. Intensive care attested from 1958. Related: Intensively …   Etymology dictionary

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