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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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