Definition of intensifier in English:

intensifier

Line breaks: in¦ten¦si|fier
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɛnsɪfʌɪə
 
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noun

1A person or thing that intensifies.
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  • 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.
1.1 Photography A chemical used to intensify a negative.
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  • He later used a silver-based intensifier to enhance the foreground of this famous negative.
1.2 Grammar An adverb used to give force or emphasis, for example really in my feet are really cold.
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  • 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.

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