Intensification



[in-ten-suh-fahy] /ɪnˈtɛn səˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), intensified, intensifying.
1.
to make or more .
2.
to make more acute; strengthen or sharpen.
3.
Photography. to increase the density and contrast of (a negative) chemically.
verb (used without object), intensified, intensifying.
4.
to become or more .
/ɪnˈtɛnsɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to make or become intense or more intense
2.
(transitive) to increase the density of (a photographic film or plate)
n.

1847, noun of action from intensify.
v.

1817, from intense + -ify, first attested in Coleridge, in place of intend, which he said no longer was felt as connected with intense. Middle English used intensen (v.) “to increase (something), strengthen, intensify,” early 15c. Related: Intensified; intensifying.

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