Meaning of “intensifier” in the English Dictionary


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intensifiernoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈten·səˌfɑɪ·ər/ also intensive, /ɪnˈten·sɪv/

grammar a word, esp. an adverb, that is used to add force to another word or phrase:

In "extremely large" and "I strongly object," "extremely" and "strongly" are intensifiers.

(Definition of “intensifier” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)