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English definition of “intense”

intense

adjective     /ɪnˈtens/
C1 extreme and forceful or (of a feeling) very strong: intense cold/heat/hatred an intense flavour/colour He suddenly felt an intense pain in his back.Having a powerful effectStrong feelingsVery and extremeStrong feelings C2 Intense people are very serious, and usually have strong emotions or opinions: an intense young manLacking humour intensely     /-li/ adverb C2 His strongest criticism is reserved for his father, whom he disliked intensely.Physically strong and powerful
(Definition of intense adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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