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noun [C]     /ɪnˈten.sɪ.faɪ.ər/ US  // (also intensive) specialized
a word, especially an adverb or adjective , that has little meaning itself but is used to add force to another adjective , verb , or adverb : In the phrases "an extremely large man" and "I strongly object ", " extremely " and " strongly " are both intensifiers.Grammatical terms Grammar:Intensifiers (very, at all)Intensifiers are adverbs or adverbial phrases that strengthen the meaning of other expressions and show emphasis. Words that we commonly use as intensifiers include absolutely, completely, extremely, highly, rather, really, so, too, totally, utterly, very and at all:
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