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intense

adjective uk   /ɪnˈtens/ us  
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
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
C2 His strongest criticism is reserved for his father, whom he disliked intensely.Physically strong and powerful
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