Definition of intensify in English:


Line breaks: in¦ten|sify
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɛnsɪfʌɪ

verb (intensifies, intensifying, intensified)

  • 2 [with object] Photography Increase the opacity of (a negative) using a chemical: the negative may be intensified with bichloride
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    • The researchers say that increasing the amount of zirconium may intensify the color.


early 19th century: coined by Coleridge.

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