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Definition of intense:

  1. Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: ( a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. ( b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. ( c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. ( d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. ( e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light.
  2. Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought.

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penetrative, thick, unabated, acuate, acute, incisive, tearing, impetuous, longing, impatient, penetrating, hot, concentrated, deep, bright, overwhelming, surface, saturated, ardent, sharp, violent, cold, fervent, wicked, terrific, consuming, eager, bad, utmost, yearning, pure, discriminating, burning, needlelike, lifelike, blood-and-guts, strong, screaming, crash, main, vivid, extreme, trigger-happy, aggravated, pressure-cooker, anxious, intent, knifelike, zealous, heavy, piercing, vehement, fierce, terrible, heightened, exquisite, profound, keen, pictorial, glowing, raging, uttermost, animated, importunate, enthusiastic, severe, big, wild, intensified, desperate, intensive, desirous, graphic.

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