Definition of intensifier in English:

intensifier

noun

  • 1A person or thing that intensifies.

    • ‘We've compiled the 10 best intensifiers - proven methods for recharging your progress - and, this month, we'll analyze five.’
    • ‘It employs a hydraulic intensifier to boost injection pressure.’
    • ‘Stage 1: thermogenic intensifiers to burn fat, suppress appetite and give intense jitter-free energy.’
    • ‘You can also use it in conjunction with other intensifiers, such as descending sets.’
    • ‘We are using IMF as shorthand for the entire grouping of moral hazard intensifiers we listed at the outset!’
    • ‘The eliding of text in the lyric is a great intensifier, if qualification or fragmentation of narrative consciousness is what you're after.’
    • ‘Routine intensifiers: when the advanced fitness aficionado gets stuck in a workout rut, it's time to shake things up and take your training to the next level.’
    • ‘Flavor intensifiers are being tested as a way to promote weight loss and an alternative diet.’
    • ‘For each mouse, the gain of the light intensifier was kept constant during all the measurements.’
    • ‘Therefore, the people, far from figuring as the subject of politics, serve as intensifier of Bacon's charismatic leadership.’
    • ‘Is it anything more than an intensifier of no relevant constitutional content, Mr Young?’
    1. 1.1Photography
      A chemical used to intensify a negative.
      • ‘He later used a silver-based intensifier to enhance the foreground of this famous negative.’
    2. 1.2Grammar
      An adverb used to give force or emphasis, for example really in my feet are really cold.
      • ‘You could argue, of course, that the over- of oversimplistic is chiefly an intensifier.’
      • ‘Some words and phrases used as quantifiers can also be used as intensifiers, as in: much nicer; much less; many more; a little better; a lot older; a lot too old; a bit too much.’
      • ‘It belongs to the class that grammarians call intensifiers.’
      • ‘Because of the goal of intensifiers, it is not uncommon to be repetitive when using them.’
      • ‘This interview with the screenwriter reports that the phrase can be used as an all-purpose intensifier.’

Pronunciation:

intensifier

/ɪnˈtɛnsɪfʌɪə/