Definition of intensifier in English:


Pronunciation /inˈtensəˌfī(ə)r/ /ɪnˈtɛnsəˌfaɪ(ə)r/

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  • 1A person or thing that intensifies.

    ‘You can also use it in conjunction with other intensifiers, such as descending sets.’
    • ‘Flavor intensifiers are being tested as a way to promote weight loss and an alternative diet.’
    • ‘We've compiled the 10 best intensifiers - proven methods for recharging your progress - and, this month, we'll analyze five.’
    • ‘Routine intensifiers: when the advanced fitness aficionado gets stuck in a workout rut, it's time to shake things up and take your training to the next level.’
    • ‘Stage 1: thermogenic intensifiers to burn fat, suppress appetite and give intense jitter-free energy.’
    • ‘We are using IMF as shorthand for the entire grouping of moral hazard intensifiers we listed at the outset!’
    • ‘It employs a hydraulic intensifier to boost injection pressure.’
    • ‘The eliding of text in the lyric is a great intensifier, if qualification or fragmentation of narrative consciousness is what you're after.’
    • ‘For each mouse, the gain of the light intensifier was kept constant during all the measurements.’
    • ‘Is it anything more than an intensifier of no relevant constitutional content, Mr Young?’
    • ‘Therefore, the people, far from figuring as the subject of politics, serve as intensifier of Bacon's charismatic leadership.’
    1. 1.1Photography A chemical used to intensify a negative.
      • ‘He later used a silver-based intensifier to enhance the foreground of this famous negative.’
    2. 1.2Grammar An adverb used to give force or emphasis, for example really in my feet are really cold.
      ‘Some words and phrases used as quantifiers can also be used as intensifiers, as in: much nicer; much less; many more; a little better; a lot older; a lot too old; a bit too much.’
      • ‘You could argue, of course, that the over- of oversimplistic is chiefly an intensifier.’
      • ‘It belongs to the class that grammarians call intensifiers.’
      • ‘This interview with the screenwriter reports that the phrase can be used as an all-purpose intensifier.’
      • ‘Because of the goal of intensifiers, it is not uncommon to be repetitive when using them.’